S: Alaskan Classrooms
BC: Photo Credits: Linda Harvey Pearl Creek Elementary Jackie Schmidthans George Ticknor 2009
FC: Alaskan Classrooms Written by Jackie Schmidthans and Sally Guzman | Native and Modern Alaskan Classrooms
1: Howard Luke's Camp is one kind of classroom in Alaska. Create a sense of awareness. Make connections with nature and people. Modern people following traditional practices in Alaska.
2: native ways | HOWARD LUKE Elder Native Alaskan Instructor | Howard Luke's Camp is the science of "The Right Way to Live" using native ways of knowing.
3: What a view for a classroom | Oscar and Howard comparing notes | This is one of Howard's classrooms. We learn to respect what nature can provide. | Sometimes the best way to learn about nature is to observe nature. To learn what the river has to offer, you must observe the river during all seasons. .
4: Linda and Howard | Howard and Sally | Howard's House ans dog | Sharp as a tack and wit to match. We have much to learn from this man.
5: We are happy to hear the Alaskan native elder's voices. 'We can learn to be aware of weather and to use the land and its creatures with respect and care. To learn to unite modern and traditional education.' (Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley) | Sally and Jackie in front of river.We should enjoy
6: Howard Luke's students have left some fine examples of their interpretations of his philosophy.
7: In talking circles, Oscar Kawagley and Howard share thoughts and get students to share their own thoughts. By sharing thoughts and respecting what others say, we learn to make connections with other people. Respect brings honor to yourself and your family.
8: There are many ways to get to a classroom. You may have to wait for a ride on a boat! You may walk to school, ride a bus, or ride a bicycle. You may even "go to" school at home.
9: You may have to unload a boat and carry things in a cart like this to your cabin. | You may have to pump your drinking water. Or carry it from far away
10: By observing nature and its animals we have learned to fish. | By observing elders, people have learned to cut and hang fish to dry in the summer, to eat in winter.
11: Howard welcomes all to his home. Look at what he has built; to take a shower, to store food, and to cook food.
12: Classrooms come in all shapes and sizes.
13: Fall can be time for a new school year... | ...and for reaping what we sow.
14: Animals teach us about the world around us, as well as, ourselves.
15: There is so much to discover about the world around us.
17: The wilderness teaches us humility, respect for all things and appreciation for our creator.
18: By trying new things and exploring new places...
19: ...we gain skills that foster Cooperation and independence.
20: The holidays offer great opportunities for lessons about giving and learning to work together.
21: It is also a wonderful time to visit old friends.
23: jg | Imagine the endless possibilities and enjoy the ride. | In Alaska, a classroom can be anywhere...