Youth Examining Personal Values to Support Academic and Social Success


The vehicle for this session is a unit that I taught using excerpts from Harold Napoleon’s book, “Yuuyaraq: The Way of the Human Being,” the Yuuyaraq video, and the poster, Traditional Values of Alaska. The unit facilitates youth examination of personal values for success academically and socially. The session examines the importance of youth identifying their personal values. The unit was taught at middle school level and we will brainstorm ways to modify it for elementary and high school students.