"Title of Lesson Plan- Alaska Becomes a State
Grade Range- K-2
Main learning goal- The purpose of this lesson is to acquaint students with the history of Alaska becoming a state and the related topics of the Alaska flag and song. In…"
"Thank you for your post, Lucy. I like your point that when anyone makes assumptions based on outward appearances, it is inevitable that we miss what is “beneath the surface.” Even if someone is familiar with a given culture, making…"
"Thank you for your post, Eli. I agree with you on the engagement level of this book. I think the viewpoint of Nick as a young child only facilitates a higher level of engagement for all ages because youth is a universal experience. It is interesting…"
"Thank you for your post, Seraphima.
I appreciate your focus in the cultural flexibility of Attu. That is an important consideration as the world, particularly Alaska, becomes more and more of a melting pot. I worked with a group of students…"
"I loved this book and cannot wait for my daughters to read it. I have four daughters ranging in age from 8-20. One is in elementary, one in secondary, and two in college, and there is not one to whom I would not recommend this book. I think telling…"
"Thank you for your post, Stephanie. I wish I had more real-life experience to speak to this topic. I can see why it continues to be a challenge to not project mainstream American values and expectations on people who, for all intents and purposes,…"
"I think that mainstream American culture has been and is invasive (for better or worse) to any culture that is either indigenous or that migrates into this country. It seems to take no time whatsoever for Walmart and McDonalds to make their mark on…"
"Thank you for your post, Elisabeth. I like the phrase "survive and thrive," and not just because it rhymes. This is a concept that can be challenging for non-Natives, especially from the younger generations, to truly comprehend. My dad was…"
"Which themes were highlighted in the Migrations lecture?
The themes highlighted in the lecture included a discussion on Alaska’s predominant ecoregions; how the diverse landscapes of Alaska were formed (plate tectonics); human migration to…"