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Native Pathways to Education
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Indigenous Knowledge Systems
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Athabascan RavenAthabascan Winter Studies
The Dene'
Indigenous People of Interior

Kindergarten Unit

FNSBSD Alaska Native Education
(DRAFT)

ANE K-6 CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

 

Alaska Studies

Kindergarten
First
Second
Third
Social Studies Emphasis District/ ANE

Learning & working Together Athabascan Studies Winter Activities

My Place in Our World Athabascan Studies Spring Activities
Important People in Our World Athabascan Studies Summer Activities
Communities: Continuity & Change Athabascan Studies Fall Activities
Social Organization
Student learning will focus on traditional Athabascan family roles, including the role of elders as teachers.
Students will learn about the responsibilities of various family members: child, parent, and elder.
Students will learn about and meet leaders from various organizations in the area: Doyon, FNA, and TCC.
Students will learn the significance of various Athabascan potlatches, village, and seasonal differences.
History
Students will listen and retell traditional stories from elders and artists, using visual aids.
Students will learn about the movement of Athabascans between winter/spring camps for traditional activities.
Students will learn about significant past/present Athabascan leaders, and traditional summer activities.
Students will learn about various events that mark rites of passage of young people.
Daily Life
Students will explore various traditional winter camp activities with hands-on experiences.
Students will learn about gathering spring plant /animal resources-listen to muskrat/bear stories.
Students will learn about summer resource harvests-plant /animal/fish-and listen to berry/fish stories.
Students will learn about the preparation that occurs for a potlatch.
Contemporary Life
Students will learn about rural/urban winter activities-recreational and subsistence activities.
Students will learn about rural/urban spring activities-recreational and subsistence, spring carnivals, etc.
Students will learn about rural/urban summer activities-recreational and subsistence, Nuchalawoyya
Students will learn the reasons potlatches are held today and were held in the past.
Language
Students will learn 10 phrases, words, or expressions related to new and old winter camp activities.
Students will learn 10 phrases, words, or expressions related to new and old spring activities.
Students will learn 10 phrases, words, or expressions related to new and old summer activities.
Students will learn 10 phrases, words, or expressions related to potlatch and fall activities.
Attitudes
Student will recognize that their home experiences may be different from other students.
Students will gain an appreciation of the effort involved and value of subsistence activities/ products.

Students will value/respect the people from both traditional and modern Athabascan culture.

Student will understand the value Athabascans place on the traditional and modern potlatch.
Environment
Students will create/interact with a depiction of a winter camp with tools, animals, and plants.
Students will identify spring activities and explain why they are important to Athabascans.
Students will identify summer activities and explain why they are important to Athabascans.
Students will identify fall activities and explain why they are important to Athabascans.
Art
Student will learn an Athabascan children's song and games to perform along with a story.
Students will demonstrate and reinforce their learning with a related hands-on art or performance activity.
Students will demonstrate and reinforce their learning with a related hands-on art display or performance activity.
Students will demonstrate and reinforce their learning with a related hands-on art display or performance activity.
Alaska Studies
Fourth
Fifth
Sixth

Social Studies Emphasis District/ ANE
Alaska & Its Neighbors Pacific Rim Indigenous People Tlingit/Haida/ Tshimshian/Aleut/ Alutiiq/Sugpiaq/Eyak
Our American Quilt of People & Places American Indians and Inupiat/Yupik
Weaving Together Land, People, & Time Yupik/Inupiat continued, and other circumpolar indigenous people

Social Organization
Students will identify major Pacific Coast tribes of Alaska/s Pacific Rim and learn how cultures were/are organized; the role of clans, leaders, and important ceremonies.
Students will identify the roles of family members, the contributions to American society of significant leaders, and events and seasonal ceremonies in their past and present.
Students will identify the roles of family members, significant leaders, past/present events, and seasonal ceremonies and activities.

History
Students will learn origin stories for each group, trading practices, their reliance on the sea, and the impact of contact with early explorers.
Students will identify how the American Indians(of three distinct geographic regions) and Yupik/Inupiat cultures rely on animal /plant resources in their environment.
Students will identify the circumpolar people maximize the utilization of natural resources to survive in Arctic ecosystems.

Daily Life
Students will examine various ceremonies and roles in society, and learn details of subsistence cycles of their maritime based culture.
Students will identify annual/seasonal subsistence activities and events, and listen to related stories.
Students will identify annual/seasonal subsistence activities and events, and listen to related stories.

Contemporary Life
Students will identify and understand the dilemma of Native Corporations in balancing economic activities and subsistence.
Students will learn how treaties and subsistence regulations affect the self-determination of indigenous people's lives.
Students will learn the impact of resource development on the subsistence lifestyle of Arctic indigenous people.

Language
Students will learn 10 phrases, words, or expressions related to traditional and modern activities of these coastal cultures.
Students will learn the origin of many American words/colloquialisms and learn 10 phrases, words, or expressions in Yupik or Inupiat.
Students will learn 10 phrases, words, or expressions related to the traditional and modern culture of the Arctic cultures.

Attitudes
Students will value/respect the people who are involved in traditional/modern indigenous Pacific Rim cultures.
Student will learn how stereotypes affect both individuals and groups of people, and learn the importance of unlearning stereotypes.
Student will learn how stereotypes affect both individuals and groups of people, and learn the importance of unlearning stereotypes.

Environment
Students will learn culture in shaped by adaptation to an environment by comparing the Interior/Coastal locales.
Students will identify seasonal subsistence activities, and explain their significance to cultural development by geographic regions.
Students will identify seasonal subsistence activities, and explain their significance to cultural development by geographic regions.

Art
Students will recognize the role of ornamentation for identification of family or clan roles, ownership, and recording historic events.
Students will demonstrate and reinforce their learning with related hands-on art display or performance activities.
Students will demonstrate and reinforce their learning with related hands-on art display or performance activities.


Introduction
ANE Curriculum Overview
Unit Overview

 

LESSON ONE
LESSON TWO
LESSON THREE
LESSON FOUR
LESSON FIVE
LESSON SIX
LESSON SEVEN
LESSON EIGHT
LESSON NINE
LESSON TEN
APPENDIX A
APPENDIX B

Athabascan Art Sampler
OCR SCANNED MATERIAL

 
 

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