Telephone interview with Don McGillivray, Principal of Ataguttaaluk Elementary School in Igloolik, Nunavut, conducted by IsumaTV's Gabriela Gamez.
Don and Gabriela discuss the challenges facing educators in Igloolik, the use of technology in the classroom, the development of curricula in Inuktitut, and the difficulty of integrating IsumaTV into teachers' current teaching methods.
In Part 1 of the lesson, to be completed in the classroom, students will be introduced to the language of Inuktitut and will practice pronouncing and writing selected words using Inuktitut syllabics. Then, using the Internet, small groups of students will create an Inuktitut/ English ABC book, complete with illustrations.… Read more
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