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Chapter One – Fort Yukon
Learning Activities

4 Handouts

Activity 1 - Vocabulary

remnants descriptive beaten capture
overgrowth language eerie languid

Learners look these words up and use them in sentences to show the meaning of the word (Handout 1).

Activity 2 – Chapter Questions

Learners answer questions about the chapter. The questions are listed on Handout 2. Below are the questions and answers for the instructor.

Questions: p. 16-18
  1. What event does Velma remember from her childhood? Getting up at 6am and going with her dad in their Evinrude boat to check the fish nets.
  2. Where and when was Velma born? Fort Yukon, Alaska, 1960.
  3. What was happening at that time with young Native men? They were beginning to rally for their rights in Alaska.
  4. What certificate do tourists get when they go to Fort Yukon? A certificate that they have crossed the Arctic Circle.
  5. How many kids did women raise in those days? From ten to thirteen children or around a dozen.