Classroom Projects using the Language Dictionaries
From OpenContent Curriculum
Students of all ages can participate in the Language Dictionaries
Integrate Inupiaq and cultural relevance into any unit you are teaching
- Use this Amazing Word List that contains words and ideas for many content areas and levels.
- Add your ideas to this page!
More project Ideas: Check out the UAF Project Jukebox!
- The UAF Jukebox has an amazing collection of digital information to use for project ideas.
- Take a look at this huge project, and try to imagine some scaled down ideas that might be appropriate for your classroom
- Any of these projects would be a great resource to link to the Language Dictionaries
- You can use the Language Dictionaries as starter ideas for your projects too.
The Language Dictionaries are fertile ground for many projects.
- Expanding knowledge of a students own language.
- Expanding knowledge of another language.
- Understanding culture, and comparing elements of culture.
- Finding ideas for classroom projects:
- For example the study of traditional tools, traditional clothing, traditional foods, traditional values, etc.
- Researching traditions, and working to pass them on.
- Expanding the depth of a students knowledge of traditions.
- Connecting all classroom learning to local language and culture.
- For example if your are studying First Aid:
- Students brainstorm local words that they already know, or would like to learn on the topic of first aid.
- Words might include blood, help, accident, don't move, etc.
- Students can research the words, add them to the dictionary, and continue to expand their knowledge of their language while connecting traditional knowledge to modern knowledge.
- Help turn the Language Dictionaries pages into Encyclopedia Pages
- Students can use their interviewing and writing skills to write articles about items in the dictionary