Native Alaskan characteristics
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Compares and contrasts the characteristics of at least three Native Alaskan groups (Athabaskans, Aleuts, Tlingits, Inupiats, Yupiks).
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I know how Native Alaskan groups are similar and how they are different.
ABLE TO DO
I will be able to compare and contrast the characteristics of at least three Native Alaskan groups.
Aleut Basket Paintings Lesson Plan from Project ARTiculate. Students learn about basic weaving techniques, weave construction paper, and add paintings.
Salmon Summer Lesson Plan from Project ARTiculate. Students create paintings of salmon and incorporate Aleut designs.
Inupiaq Paper Sculptures Lesson Plan from Project ARTiculate. Students learn about Inupiaq carver Melvin Olanna and create a paper sculpture after his style.
Yup'ik Spirit Masks Lesson plan from Project ARTiculate. Students recognize elements of a traditional mask and create one representing their own interests.
Athabascan Mittens Lesson plan from Project ARTiculate. Students explore Athabascan life and design a pair of beaded mittens.
Alaska A Land in Motion textbook.
Venn diagram for comparing 3 Alaskan Native Groups. media:Venn_diagram.gif#file
This is a great time to bring in the cultural aide or migrant aide to talk about ones own cultural. Elders and community members can come in also.
Video conference with a place that has a different culture than ones own. Like a school in Southeast.
Read traditional Tlingit, Athabascan, Aleut, or Eskimo stories and compare them. Many cultures have stories with similar themes like creation.
PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES:
Students will research characteristics such as dress, tools, dances, history, language, customs, etc. of each Native group. They can make hands on projects to show differences and similarities.
Teacher can make a worksheet that has pictures on it of each group studied and students can write what culture is represented in each picture.
Students can do a picture sort.