ERIC Number: ED395468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Denakenaga' for Children. Lesson Plans for Teaching Denakenaga' (Minto-Nenana Tanana) to Children in Elementary Grades.
Thompson, Chad; Frank, Ellen
This curriculum for elementary school-level instruction in Denakenaga' is intended for development of oral native language skills. Included are plans for 60 25-minute lessons, arranged in 11 units: basic conversation; food and eating; hunting and animals; clothing and morning routine; weather; body parts; dogs and sleds; numbers; the village; cooking; and sitting, standing, and lying down. Each lesson contains oral exercises and games, and in later lessons, a list of needed materials and reviews. Flash cards and games, not included here, are available for use with the lessons. Three stories appropriate for this population, in both Denakenaga and English, are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Animals, Athapascan Languages, Clothing, Community, Daily Living Skills, Dialects, Elementary Education, Folk Culture, Food, Heritage Education, Human Body, Lesson Plans, Native Language Instruction, Second Languages, Short Stories, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Weather
Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, P.O. Box 900111, Fairbanks, AK 99775-0120.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Yukon Koyukuk School District, Nenana, AK.
Identifiers: Alaska; Tanana