Exploring Inuit Culture Online

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15 juin 2009

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Exploring Inuit Culture ONLINE is a multi-media learning material designed for grades 4-6, to teach students about the Inuit, the native people of the Canadian Arctic, and Nunavut, the newest territory in Canada established in 1999. The Lesson Plans are available in PDF format and can be downloaded. The accompanying educational documentaries can be watched directly from the website and projected at the classrooms in Full Screen.

 

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  • The Traditional Foods of the Inuit Lesson

    par: Gabriela Gamez

    chaîne: Exploring Inuit Culture Online

    Students will learn about country foods, or the traditional foods of the Inuit, and how these foods are acquired from the land and sea. Students will also compare the cost of maintaining a traditional diet with the cost of maintaining a diet consisting of food from the south. Finally, students will prepare and enjoy a traditional Inuit bread, bannock.

    15-06-2009

  • My Community vs. Nunavut Lesson

    par: Gabriela Gamez

    chaîne: Exploring Inuit Culture Online

    Students will differentiate between weather and climate. For 1 month, they will collect and graph daily temperature and precipitation data at school and use the Internet to collect the same data for a community in Nunavut. Students will then discuss how the long-term daily weather averages begin to describe each climate.

    Content Areas: Social Studies, Science, Technology

    15-06-2009

  • Artcirq Lesson

    par: Gabriela Gamez

    chaîne: Exploring Inuit Culture Online

    Prior to watching Artcirq (Circus School), students will discuss some of the social problems plaguing the youth of Igloolik and other communities in Nunavut, as well as steps being taken to combat these issues.

    15-06-2009

  • My First Polar Bear Lesson (Nanugiurutiga)

    par: Gabriela Gamez

    chaîne: Exploring Inuit Culture Online

    Prior to watching Nanugiurutiga (My First Polar Bear), students will review the significance of hunting in the Inuit culture. Students will also complete a KWL Chart about polar bears, filling in teacher provided facts about this Arctic animal. Students will discuss the two threats to the survival of the polar bear: hunting and global warming.

    15-06-2009

  • Dog Team Lesson (Qimuksik)

    par: Gabriela Gamez

    chaîne: Exploring Inuit Culture Online

    Prior to watching Qimuksik (Dog Team), students will complete a KWL Chart and will learn general information about Nunavut and the Inuit. Following the film, students will revisit their chart, adding any information they learned during the lesson. Students will then reflect on the film and illustrate a scene that they recall, complete with a brief description.

    15-06-2009

  • Using the Educational Documentaries

    par: Gabriela Gamez

    chaîne: Exploring Inuit Culture Online

    The educational documentaries in Exploring Inuit Culture Online are authentic representations of Inuit life, filmed through the eyes of the Inuit themselves. Two episodes are historical dramas, recreating life in the Arctic 60 years ago, and three episodes depict contemporary life in Nunavut.

    15-06-2009

  • Maps

    par: Gabriela Gamez

    chaîne: Exploring Inuit Culture Online

     

    Detailed maps of Canada and Nunavut in attached document.

    DOWNLOAD the complete document on PDF format under 'Attach Files'.

     

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    15-06-2009

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    Nunavut (Our Land) Episode 1: Qimuksik (Dog Team)

    par: Norman Cohn

    chaîne: Exploring Inuit Culture Online

    Qimuksik (Dog Team) is one of the 13-part Nunavut (Our Land) series follows five fictional families through the different seasons of an Arctic year, from the glorious northern spring to a uniquely Inuit Christmas Day. Other programs include contemporary documentaries on whale and polar bear hunting, modern leadership, elders’ advice, and a youth group’s effort to learn circus skills to reduce youth suicide.

    Igloolik, Spring 1945. In Qimuksik (Dog Team) while imparting knowledge to the next generation, one family travels in the immense and beautiful arctic during spring.

    Inuaraq teaches his young son how to survive in the old way: driving the dogs, building the igloo, catching seals on the open water, running down caribou to feed the family.                scroll for more info...

    Content summary:

    • Dad teaching his son about survival: navigation, ice thickness
    • Dad being a role model
    • Tracking caribou by examining hoof prints and using the raven’s flight direction and sound
    • Skinning a caribou – special way to do this for clothing (instead of random use)
    • Relationship with the dogs: man and dogs have a very special connection: they work together and one cannot live without the other. The man feeds the dogs and working with dogs has many benefits (unlike a skidoo, dogs don’t run out of gas!). Dogs are useful for polar bear hunting. The dogs know where there is thin ice, know how to avoid danger while travelling. The dogs can find their way home, even during a white-out or blizzard. Jayson Kunnuk

    Filmmaker: Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn, Paulossie Qulitalik

    Filmmaker Contact: zkunuk@isuma.ca; info@isuma.tv

    Producer: Norman Cohn, Paulossie Qulitalik, Zacharias Kunuk

    Year of Production: 1995

    Distributor Information: Vtape

    Country: Canada

    Region: Igloolik, Nunavut, Canadian Arctic

    31-12-2008