November 01

Inuit children Photo Credit: NOAA.

Today in Science

Native American Heritage Month

November marks Native American Heritage Month and is so designated to highlight and honor the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of this nation.

Check out some of the Science NetLinks resources that relate:

  • Environment, Technology, and Culture of the Chumash People: This 6-8 lesson offers students an understanding of the interrelatedness of technology, culture, and environment as illustrated by the Chumash culture.
  • Endangered Languages: This 6-8 lesson introduces students to the science of linguistics and endangered languages.
  • Rebuilt Language: Listen to how a linguist reconstructed an extinct Algonquian language for a Hollywood movie.
  • Saving Aleut: Hear about a project trying to save a dying language native to Alaska as a way of keeping open the lines of communication to our shared history.
  • Pueblo Migrations: Explore the 20-year effort to learn what happened to the ancient residents of the American Southwest.
  • Center for Desert Archaeology Exhibits: Explore key concepts in preservation archaeology and the prehistory of the American Southwest and Mexican Northwest.
  • Communicating and Learning about Global Climate Change: This 10-minute video produced by AAAS features a number of experts on global climate change talking about its impacts to our planet, including leaders of an Alaskan village talking about the changes they are seeing in their own lifetimes.

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