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Stage 1 Desired Results


A. Culturally-knowledgeable Students will be able to independently use their learning to…

students demonstrate an
awareness and appreciation of
the relationships and Understand the ecology and geography of the bioregion they
processes of interaction of all inhabit.
elements in the world around
them. Meaning


A student should be able to Students will understand that…
utilize, analyze, and explain What are the
information about (the human Students began this unit by characteristics of the
and) physical features of places learning about community. region I live in?
and regions. They understand city, state,
3) relate how people create country, continent, and their How do I use resources
similarities and differences personal geographic location. from the land and how
among places; This point of the unit they are does this compare to the
looking specifically at their Tlingit traditions and
4) discuss how and why role in the Sitka community customs?
groups and individuals identify
and how this compares and
with places
contrasts to the Tlingit
community. This following
lesson will allow students to
VA:CR2a-2 experience the ecology around
Experiment with various them by creating art using
materials, tools, and only natural materials.
approaches (such as using
elements and principles of
design, applying artistic ideas
from diverse cultures, etc.) to
explore personal interests in a
Students will know… Students will be skilled at…
work of art or design.
The natural resources found in
our bio-region help people demonstrating
With peers, discuss and reflect live. They will understand the appreciation for where
about choices made in creating traditional lifestyle in the they live, how they interact
artwork. bioregion and how that with the land, and how the
compares or contrasts to their Tlingit community uses the
own. land and resources.