ERIC Number: ED448943
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
The Cup'ik People of the Western Tundra: A Curriculum.
The Cup'ik people are a group of Yup'ik Eskimos who live in southwest Alaska. This curriculum aims to enhance Cup'ik students' interest in their own culture by making that culture a part of their daily activities; to teach students to practice the traditional Cup'ik respect for elders, fellow students, and others in the community; and to teach traditional skills for surviving in the Alaskan tundra. An introduction briefly discusses the Cup'ik way of life, traditional rules of cooperation, and the importance of field trips to traditional Cup'ik sites. Such trips allow students to appreciate and understand their cultural way of life and internalize the stories told by the elders. There are three lessons: the land and waters, the history of the Cup'ik people, and the Cup'ik way of life (traditional hunting and fishing practices and the subsistence lifestyle). The history lesson compares the Cup'ik traditional history with modern anthropological theories of Cup'ik history and describes seasonal celebrations and festivals. Each lesson contains a lesson outline, general objectives, related activities, and a general description of the outlined items. Underlined words in the paper text indicate where links to additional information are in the Internet version. Also, in the Internet version, one can hear the pronunciation of the underlined words in the glossary by clicking on them. (TD)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, Cultural Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Curriculum Guides, Eskimos, Experiential Learning, Field Trips, Indigenous Knowledge, Nonformal Education, Outdoor Education
Full text at Web site: http://www.alaskool.org/frmsetprojects.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Anchorage. Inst. of Social and Economic Research.; Kashunamiut School District, Chevak, AK.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska