learning objectives

  • Explore the rich history and types of kayaks.
  • Learn how kayaks are used in Native communities both historically and today.
ages  
Adaptable for ages 11–14 years old
Subjects
Engineering and Technology, Environmental Sciences, Social Studies, and STEM
Essential Understandings

3: People, Places, and Environments
For thousands of years, Indigenous people have studied, managed, honored, and thrived in their homelands. These foundations continue to influence American Indian relationships and interactions with the land today.

8: Science, Technology, and Society
American Indian knowledge resides in languages, cultural practices, and teaching that spans many generations. This knowledge is based on long-term observation, experimentation, and experience with the living earth. Indigenous knowledge has sustained American Indian cultures for thousands of years. When applied to contemporary global challenges, Native knowledge contributes to dynamic and innovative solutions.

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