November marks Native American Heritage Month to highlight and honor the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of this nation. Explore this rich history using related Science NetLinks resources. Introduce students to the science of linguistics, endangered languages, and how some cultures are using technology to help preserve their language. Follow one project trying to save a dying language native to Alaska and another that reconstructed an extinct Algonquian language for a Hollywood movie. Your class can develop an understanding of the interrelatedness of technology, culture, and environment as illustrated by the Chumash culture or explore the 20-year effort to learn what happened to the ancient residents of the American Southwest.
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