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The Arctic Studies Center encourages teachers of all ages to introduce Arctic cultures to their students. Check back periodically to see new teacher's aids, videos, CD-Roms, and curriculum guides that will be been added to those listed here.


Supplemental Materials for Looking Both Ways: Heritage and Identity of the Alutiiq People

Tools For Teachers Book
Tools for Teachers is a 32-page guide for exploring Alutiiq culture in the classroom (Grades 4 through 12). It may be used to prepare the class for a visit to the Looking Both Ways exhibition or to its virtual version on CD-ROM or at this internet site. The guide also leads students to information in the exhibition catalog and the Tools for Teachers video.

Tools For Teachers Video
This 16-minute film is narrated by Alutiiq Elders and asks the question, ?What does it mean to be Alutiiq?? It was filmed in Kodiak, Alaska during planning for the Looking Both Ways exhibition. It may be used in conjunction with the Tools For Teachers book.

Looking Both Ways CD-ROM
Contains all of the material on the Looking Both Ways web feature and launches from your web browser. For both PC and Mac users.

Ordering information:
Arctic Studies Center (Anchorage) 907-929-9207 Book $6.00; video $8.00; CD-ROM $4.00 (plus shipping)

  Looking Both Ways

Smithsonian In Your Classroom

This activity booklet with three lesson plans is targetted for grades 4-9 and focuses on the Yup'ik people of Western Alaska. Called Teaching from Objects and Stories: Learning about the Bering Sea Eskimo People, this material was originally produced to accompany the Arctic Studies Center exhibition, Inua: Spirit of the Bering Sea People. Please contact the Alaska Office to obtain a complimentary copy.

Smithsonian In Your Classroom

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