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Native Alaskan Dolls

The final class project of Kristie Wall’s teaching career was one of which to be incredibly proud.  The long-time Main Elementary School teacher guided her fourth-grade students through a culturally-infused project that focused on the many Native Alaskan cultures that can be found throughout the state.  From Kodiak’s Alutiiq history to the Tlingit and Haida communities of Southeastern Alaska, the project included lessons about cultural origins, customs and village stories.  The students also created dolls reflecting the colors, traditional clothing and characters of some of the Native Alaskan cultures they studied.  Wall is retiring after the 2016-2017 school year.  Her classroom creativity and dedication to upholding and teaching students the importance of Native Alaskan cultures will be missed.