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Shelton Kokeok looks through his window at the eroded shoreline. His home is the last one on this part of the island, which is still resisting erosion. Nine years ago, he moved his home 100 feet inland, but the erosion has progressed greatly since then. He doesn't have the resources to move again.

In this lesson, students view a photo essay which documents an island in Alaska impacted by climate change and discuss connections between community, traditions, and place. Indigenous communities in coastal Alaska are facing the impacts of climate change as rising sea levels and changing weather patterns threaten to disrupt and destroy entire villages. If coordinated relocation efforts are not successful, residents risk losing their community and their traditional lifestyle.

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