The SIVUQAM KELUGWI Curriculum is the complete package of all three traditional sewing projects: Bird Skin Parka, Game Ball, and Cloth Doll. These three projects are perfect for anyone; as lessons for educators to give their students, or even for a hobbyist who wants to learn some fun traditional sewing methods. The curriculum consists of in-depth videos, PowerPoint presentations, and PDF's to help guide you and your students through each project.
This unit is designed for adults and for students in grades 9-12.You will need two weeks to complete the doll.This doll reflects traditional clothing worn by children on St. Lawrence Island (the two villages of Gambell and Savoonga). The patterns are user friendly, making it simple to learn to complete your first doll.
This unit is designed for adults and for students in grades 9-12.Your students will need one to two weeks to complete the sewing and learn to play a game.Students will learn how to make a game ball, or aangqaq. They will learn some of the games traditionally played with the ball. They will explore how those games were both learning experiences and ways to bind the community together. They will learn Yupik vocabulary related to game balls.