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Culture > People and the Land
and the Land of Denali National Park: Overview
Copyright Julie Collins. Fish Camp Photo, Copyright Percy Duyck.
Winter fish drying, NPS Photo. Mining cabin in Denali, NPS Photo.
the earliest times humans have been seasonally attracted to Denali's
remote and elevated country because of the concentrations of wildlife
and resources near the Alaska Range. Let's explore the connections
that both Alaska Natives and Euro-Americans have to the land at
Denali National Park and Preserve.This unit was developed to address
National Standards in the areas of Social Studies, History and Geography
for online use by students in the middle grades. We hope they will
enjoy working with resources that include personal narratives from
elders, maps of the Denali area and village histories compiled by
residents of those communities.
unit is designed for grades 5-6.
People migrate in response to a variety of physical, social,
psychological, and economic needs. Geography influences movement.
Communities form to meet needs. Movement of people leads to
the spread of ideas and culture.
an informational display the people and the land for the
Denali National Park and Preserve information center.
studies, history, geography, English / language arts, and