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Class Name: Alaska Issues
Taught By: Lena Aloysius
Description: Course Prerequisites: Successful completion of Alaska History or senior status  Graduation Requirements Met:  This semester long course is required for all seniors and must be passed in order to graduate   Course Description:  This upper level course is designed to give students insight into the current issues of Alaska and prepare students for engaged citizenship.  Students will examine the historical foundation of current events and link them to contemporary situations.  Units of study include the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, the 1991 Amendments, ANILCA, Alaska Native Corporations, the Alaska Permanent Fund, Alaska State and Local Governments, and Alaska Tribal Governments/Sovereignty. Current events are discussed on a weekly basis.  This class lasts for one semester and includes individual and team projects, written and oral presentations, and weekly news logs.  There is an emphasis upon student communication with local and state government officials and with corporate entities.  Students will have the opportunity to register to vote when they become eligible.