Elizabeth Peratrovich Lessons
Elizabeth Peratrovich is among the few outstanding Alaska Native persons known for advocating on behalf of all Alaska Natives for the simple right to live freely. Her contributions to the Alaska Native Civil Rights movement led to the passing of the Anti-Discrimination Act, which she spoke very eloquently to in the January 1945 Alaska Territorial Legislative Session.
In honoring Elizabeth Peratrovich, the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District passed a resolution officially recognizing February 16 as "Elizabeth Peratrovich Day."
The Alaska Native Education Parent Advisory Committee came together to develop lesson plans centered around these historical events in hopes that teachers will implement the passage of this resolution in their classrooms.
Teachers: Many of these lesson plans can be modified to fit the needs of any grade level.
Honoring Elizabeth Peratrovich Day
Resolution passed by the Fairbanks School Board
Alaska Native Civil Rights Timeline.pdf
Timeline of major events in Alaska History
FNSBSD Library Tlingit & Haida Resource List.pdf
A complete list of Tlingit/Haida material resources available in the FNSBSD Libraries.
Lesson Plans Title Page
List of Lesson plan titles for implementing the Elizabeth Peratrovich Day resolution
10 CHAIRS of WEALTH Exercise
Lesson on the distribution of wealth in America
Read & Report
Read about Elizabeth Peratrovich and have students report their findings in a variety of ways based on their abilities/grade level.
Venn Diagram of MLK & Elizabeth Peratrovich
Compare and Contrast the events leading up to the acquisition of Civil Rights among the African American and Alaska Native populations
Design an Elizabeth Peratrovich Award
Make a Book about Elizabeth Peratrovich
Thank You Letter to Elizabeth Peratrovich
Timeline exercise of AK Native Rights
Diary Entries & Letters Home
Reader's Theatre script for 1945 Legislative Session
Advice from Elizabeth