ERIC Number: ED431634
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Tlingit Moon & Tide Teaching Resource: Elementary Level.
This book brings Alaskan Native understanding of science and ecology to the elementary classroom by showing teachers how to present local and ecosystem knowledge held by long-time inhabitants of southeast Alaska. The goal is to increase the self-esteem of Native students who traditionally perform low in science and to introduce non-Native students to this type and value of knowledge. Following the introduction, three core chapters cover the moon, tide, and cycles of life. Each of these core chapters starts with the Tlingit words relevant to the chapter's contents. Chapter 1 lays the foundation for the curriculum's theme, and each chapter thereafter builds upon it. In addition, each chapter becomes more complex. The lessons can be used (or modified for use) at several grade levels, depending on student abilities and the school curriculum. (WRM)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Cultural Awareness, Ecology, Elementary Education, Environment, Ethnic Groups, Indigenous Populations, Moons, Multicultural Education, Science Activities, Science and Society, Space Sciences, World Views
University of Alaska Sea Grant, P.O. Box 755040, 203 O'Neill Bldg., Fairbanks, AK 99775-5040; Tel: 907-474-6707; Fax: 907-474-6285; Web site: http://www.uaf.edu/seagrant/ ($10).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC), Rockville, MD. National Sea Grant Program.
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Alaska Sea Grant Program.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska