Collection Highlight E48851: Shuttlecock

New Interdisciplinary Curricula From the Alaska Arctic Studies Center Office


The Alaska Office of the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center has produced two new interdisciplinary curricula available as free downloads from the Sharing Knowledge Alaska website:
Salmon Give Life: Learning from Alaska's First Peoples
Gifts from the Land: Lifeways and Quill Art of the Athabascan Peoples
Sourced from free, online resources about Alaska Native cultures and extending to other fields, the lessons offer broad educational experiences. Students learn about Alaska Native peoples, including traditional knowledge, subsistence practices, languages and values. Activities include researching porcupines and salmon; learning to make things with quills and salmon skin; and exploring museum collections. Materials include instructions for teachers, student handouts, answer keys, correlations to culturally responsive schools and Alaska state standards, selected resources and enrichment activities. The resources are for high school level students, but they can be adapted to meet other classroom and homeschool needs.
Go to the Sharing Knowledge Alaska website at https://naturalhistory.si.edu/arctic/html/sharing-knowledge-alaska/Index.html or search online for: National Museum of Natural History Sharing Knowledge Alaska. Click on the Educational Resources page to find the two new curricula and three additional ones.



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