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Human Geography of the Arctic

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Matthew Poynter

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Human Geography of the Arctic
THE INUIT
The Inuit
INUIT LIFE AND CULTURE
WHERE DO THE INUIT LIVE?
INUIT LIFE AND CULTURE
THREATS TO THE INUIT
Where do the Inuit live?


The different tribes of Inuit
The Inuit are made up of a number of different tribes. These tribes inhabit different areas of the Arctic.

The Yupic occupy Eastern Siberia and Western Alaska

The Inupiat occupy Northern Alaska

The Inuvialuit and Nunavut Occupy the northern part of Canada

The Kalaallit Occupy Greenland


Mark these main territories on to your map
THE INUPIAT INUIT
MEET HENRY:


PLAY FROM 34.50 - 42.00
if link dosent work search for Stephen Fry in America Episode 6 on You Tube
Read through the information on the worksheet.

Highlight the similarities between modern and traditional Inuits in Green

Highlight the differences in Red
Come up with a caption for this picture...

What is going on here?
AND NOW THE BIGGER PICTURE.....

What can this tell us about the inuit?
Eskimo or Inuit....
Eskimo is an old colonial name for the Inuit people meaning "Eaters of Raw Meat" it is widely considered to be offensive.

The Inuit of today are a modern culture who drive pick up trucks and watch TV, they have strong links with their traditional culture and history which remains a key part of their lives
Pair up. One of you is a traditional Inuit and one is a modern day inuit, Ask one another these questions..
how are you going to feed your family tonight?
You are visiting family, what methods of transport might you use?
Where are you sleeping tonight?
What clothes are you going to wear today?
Prep
What are the threats to the Inuit way of life today?
Research online and create a poster that highlights the main threats the the Inuit.

Think Social, Cultural, Economic, Political
A day in the life of a modern day inuit.

Imagine you are a modern day inuit, write a short story about your day....
My time with the Inuit of Northern Greenland
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