Category:Cultural Awareness

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Lessons addressing multiple levels

This is the basic outline of two days of cultural activities that we are going to do with our elementary students. It could be adapted for a whole school or specific activities could be used in the classroom setting. There is a list of standards addressed at the bottom of the document. The second document is a list of other cultural activities we came up with as a staff, but don't have time to include. Cultural Awareness Days More Cultural Day Activities

Cultural Uses of Berries.odt

Cultural Toolkit

Resources for All Levels

BSSD Cultural Preservation Section - Newly created Cultural Preservation section.


Subsistance form that students take to fill out while on subsistance leave days: Media:Subsistence_form.doc

Alaska Clipart Collection

This is a great site to watch video clips. A teacher needs to do a free register to enjoy it fully. If you search for native culture you will get some Alaska native video clips. Very good. Teachers' Domain

There is a Unalakleet Curriculum online at the Alaskool.org site. The curriculum was developed in 1986 by Patricia Partnow,an Indian Education Program Curriculum Development Specialist with the Anchorage School District. The unit was developed partly by Martina Bailey, a former Unalakleet resident. Apart from being interesting reading for many of our students, it might serve as a great template for units that could be developed by students in any community. Click here to check out the link


CA 3.2 and CA 5.1 deal with comparing/contrasting American Native cultures either to each other or to another world culture. Here are multiple links that I had my students use to research for these standards. One neat thing I used were these links to European Celtic Cultures which were 'indigenous tribes' at one point. They have many characteristics similar to Ak Native tribes such as art/tool making, religious practices, using symbols to communicate, hunter/gatherer, etc. Also, and very importantly, these European tribes have had their cultures invaded and changed from outside military/cultural forces and ultimately took on many of these 'invading' religious/art/social customs and characteristics. This helps to emphasize that 'white culture' was not a monolithic organism dominating the world, but, was and still constitutes in some areas much of the same indigenous cultural characteristics as Ak native tribes possess. Another good cultural group to use are the Northern European Scandanavian tribes that still run reindeer, trap and live an indigenous life style.

[Lots of links to worldwide tribal art galleries, etc]

[Many links to Native American art, music and photography galleries, etc]

[Multiple links to Native American cultural and music websites via KNBA, 90.3 radio in Anchorage]

[Numerous links to Native American culture and a page on the European Celtic indigenous culture and how it is similar to native cultures of America]

[Great information on European Celtic religious, art, societal traits and characteristics. This is a great site to use in comparing European indigenous and American indigenous cultures]

[Awesome site for information on European Celtic DANCE adn MUSIC with samples, historical background and links]

[Detailed info on Celtic history and music. Good site to distinguish what is and what is NOT Celtic, with links to Ancient Cetlics history/culture.]


CA 4.1 Understands the purpose of cultural practices and rituals (Native Alaskan fish or spirit camp). I used the following website for my kids to read up on a traditional fish camp that is operated by the Kuskokwim school district since they have never attended a school sponsored fish camp and many have never spent a complete subsistence cycle at their families fish camp either. I had them discuss the subsistence practices and why they were cultural rituals and also how they could or were not being transmitted on to the younger generations. I also had them pick out what they thought were the 3 most important cultural subsistence practices that they had read about and do a poster board presentation of these practices/rituals with pics, process explanation, why and how they can be transmitted onto the next generation.

[[http://www.wildlifenews.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=wildlife_news.view_article&articles_id=112&issue_id=22 Article titled, "School begins on the banks of the Kuskokwim".

CA 4.2 Reports on Alaska Native community art and culture. Alot of my kids were like, "What does this standard mean?" So, when I was researching, I found several articles over Ak Native art and how the Native corporations were protecting their art and artists by certifying both with the "silver hand" which is basically a trade mark that certifies that it is made by a member of an Ak Native corporation. I had my kids divided into groups and each were responsible for researching and reporting back to the class on a different aspect of the 'silver hand' issue. Out of all of them, my students liked best the actual application for the 'silver hand' trade mark! It was black and white, divided up neatly into functional categories that they could relate to and teach to one anothers group! So here it is:

[Silver Hand Application link]

Other Silver Hand links/articles: [[http://www.doi.gov/iacb/past_news.html Indian Arts and Crafts Board, U.S. Dept of the Interior website with lots of links, info, etc.

http://www.support-native-american-art.com/ GREAT SITE for protecting Native arts and artist. Also great for Native symbols, terms, etc.]]

[Alaskan Native Heritage Center website. Lots of info on not only arts/crafts, but on many various Native heritage issues! A must for all CA standards!]

[Alaska State Council for the Arts, is a state agency that fosters the development of the arts for all Alaskans through education, partnerships, grants and services. Info also on art camps, scholarships, exhibits, etc.]

CA 4.4 Explains the meaning of cultural symbols, including symbols in a traditional culture. I used the following websites for my kids to explore different American Native symbols and their meanings:

[GREAT site for easy pics/definitions of Native symbols]

[GREAT SITE for protecting Native arts and artist. Also great for Native symbols, terms, etc.]

[A good basic working definition of Native symbols, their use and meaning by Indians.org which has hundreds of links to basic definitions.]

[Good article concerning Indian myths that use symbols with pics also]

[Link with multiple Native american links for myths, symbols, stories by native region, etc]

These performance tasks were created by the attendees of the May 2007 Bilingual Workshop in Unalakleet

Cultural Comparison Performance Task Created by Georgianne Anasogak of Koyuk


Weather Data and Art Performance Task Created by Jane Olanna & AnnMarie Rudstrom of Brevig Mission


Story Quilt Performance Task Created by Flora Simon & Emily Murray of Elim


Land and Animals Performance Task Created by John Sinnok of Shishmaref & Debbie Anungazuk of Golovin


Land and Animals Performance Task Middle School Created by John Sinnok of Shishmaref & Debbie Anungazuk of Golovin


Shelters CA level 3 Performance Task Created by Jane Olanna & AnnMarie Rudstrom of Brevig Mission


Senses Related to Culture and Art Performance Task Created by Georgianne Anasogak of Koyuk


Nutrition of Native Foods and Skit Performance Task Created by Jane Olanna & AnnMarie Rudstrom of Brevig Mission


Kuspuk Project Performance Task Created by Jane Olanna & AnnMarie Rudstrom of Brevig Mission


Themes in Art Performance Task Created by Jake Doth and Ethel Fuller of Shaktoolik


Cave Painting Performance Task Created by Jake Doth and Ethel Fuller of Shaktoolik


Themes in Ancient Art Powerpoint Created by Jake Doth of Shaktoolik

Blank Performance Task Template

These performance tasks were created by the attendees of the Cultural Awareness Work Session at the October, 2006 Ed. Conference

Template to use for creating performance task


Plants on the Tundra performance task created by Linda Clinton and Mary Raymond of Stebbins


Native Civil Rights performance task created by Jason and Myra Harris of Koyuk


Native History of Alaska Performance Task created by Gary Eckenweiler of Unalakleet


Intro. to Subsistence Law performance task created by Mollie Ningealook of Shishmaref


Nicole Fuerst, Emily Murray, and Chad Frey's Potluck unit Developed and used in Elim

Page 1 of the Potluck Unit Outline

Page 2 of the Potluck Unit Outline

Page 3 of the Potluck Unit Outline

Day 1 Lesson Plan

Cultural Presentation Powerpoint

These Performance Tasks Were Created by the Attendees of the 2007 Ed. Conference

The category is for Cultural Awareness related resources only. To create lessons, use the Wiki Lesson Template or feel free to use your own lesson plan format. Put (lesson) at the end of the title to show that it is a lesson plan.

Storytelling

Media:CA_L2_STORYTELLING.doc


Media:Storytelling_Wrksht.doc

Media:The_Little_Boy.doc

Media:Writing_Stories.doc

Siberian Yupik Dance and Finger Plays by Frances and Barb SVA

Subsistence Slide Show by Wilma Miklahook and Matthew Stark from Savoonga

Jane Olanna

Eskimo Dancing

CA 2.5 Emily Murray Elim

Worldwide Cultures

Media:Flora_pt.doc

Cultural Mapping

Bilingual Workshop Performance Tasks

These performance tasks were created by the attendees of the April 2008 Bilingual Workshop in Unalakleet

Lessons Plan Links

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