Cultural Resources for Educators
Thank you for visiting the Alaska Native Education program website. You can find resources for implementing the Alaska State Cultural Standards here: Alaska Native Knowledge Network - Alaska Standards for Culturally Responsive Schools.
Indigenous People’s Day Resources:
Native Knowledge 360
Lessons about Native Storytelling
See: Lesson 1
Pre-Columbian Native Peoples and Technology
The purpose of this lesson is for students to grapple with three separate definitions: primitive, civilized (civilization), and technology. Students examine or re-examine their own definitions of these words and how these words define what they understand about Pre-Columbian Native culture.
Here are more sights to check out:
- More about: Indigenous Peoples Day Resources
- Native Knowledge 360
- Alaska Native Knowledge Network (ANKN) lessons and units
- A culturally responsive approach to discussing thanksgiving in the classroom
- How Does the TT Community Teach Thanksgiving?
- The Wampanoag Side of the First Thanksgiving Story
- Teaching Thanksgiving from a Native American Perspective
- Culturally Responsive Instruction for Holiday and Religious Celebrations
- Teaching culturally sensitive holidays
- Teaching Thanksgiving in a Socially Responsible Way
- Teaching Thanksgiving from the Perspective of Native Americans
Lesson Plans/ Study Guides:
- Thanksgiving Mourning
- Arts and Justice
- Myth and Truth: The "First Thanksgiving"
- Re-Thinking Thanksgiving: The Complete Story of an American Holiday
- Thanksgiving Interactive: You are the historian
- Harvest Ceremony
- Beyond the Thanksgiving Myth
Native American Perspectives, Contributions and Celebrations:
- Greetings to the Natural World
- Native American contributions to the U.S.
- Thanksgiving POV
- American Indian Perspectives on Thanksgiving
- For many Native Americans, Thanksgiving is a day of mourning
- Do American Indians celebrate Thanksgiving?
- Do Native Americans Celebrate Thanksgiving and Should You?
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Interested in Alaska Native Languages?
Click below for information on Alaska Native Languages:
The following resources were compiled and distributed to the Alaska Native Education Program by Susan K'etsoo Paskvan.
These are an excellent resource for teaching how to introduce oneself in the style of Alaska Native tradition.
- 2013 1025 Inupiaq Ahtna introductions
- Dex Hinag Introduction
- Inupiaq Introduction
- KOY Family Introduction
- Lower K short w grandparent
- LT Family Tree Introduction
ANE Cultural Resources:
ANE Native Heritage Cultural Activities
updated September 16, 2016
Discovering Columbus: Re-reading the Past
How to engage students in a critical analysis of the textbook version of “discover.”
Columbus in America
A video available to rent for $2.99 on the consequences that still ripple through different cultures in the US after Columbus came to the Americas.
Cultural Standards/Other Resources:
- Alaska Native Knowledge Network - Alaska Standards for Culturally Responsive Schools
- Guide to Implementing the Alaska Cultural Standards for Educators
- Alaska Native Values
- Alaska Federation of Natives
- Alaskool - Resource for biographies on Alaska Native leaders and more
Resources for Families: