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6-8 Grade Unit
Lesson four

Materials: journals, questionnaires, 2 digital cameras, discs, permission slips, and pencils/pens.

Objectives: The students will learn the traditional process of tanning the salmon from village Elders. The students will practice the Athabascan terms for the salmon parts.

Alaska Standards: Science A15, B5, B6, D1, and D2. Language Arts A1, A2, A3, B3, C1, and C2. Math A2, A3, C4, E2, and E3. Technology A2, D1,E3, and E6.

Cultural Standards: A1, A2, A3,B1, B2, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, and C7.

Procedures: The teacher will explain the questionnaire and field trip rules. (The teacher should have made appointments with villagers around town for the visit to the "smoke houses"). Each of the students will take three salmon tanning pictures using the digital camera as they observe and participate in the field trip. The pictures will be placed in their journal. The students must take turns asking questions from the questionnaire as the group moves from one "smoke house" to the next.

Evaluation: the students will turn in the questionnaire from the field trip and each student will have recorded pertinent information regarding the salmon tanning process in their journals. The three digital pictures will have to be printed and included in the journal. The teacher will evaluate the journals every two to three days for correct procedures.

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