ERIC Number: ED034094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966
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Teacher's Guide to Netsilik Eskimos: The MATCH Box Project; Prototype Edition.
Olson, Nancy; Shapiro, Ellen
The Materials and Activities for Teachers and Children (MATCH Box) project was developed in 1965 to provide for the relatively intensive treatment of a subject over two weeks through materials geared to the elementary school level. Each MATCH Box contains materials, equipment, supplies and activities that work together to foster the teaching/learning of specific subjects. NETSILIK ESKIMOS helps the children explore the activities and beliefs of a seal-oriented Eskimo culture living today in Pelly Bay, Canada. The unit centers on the Netsilik winter seal-hunting season. The children learn about the complex hunting technology which has evolved about the seal, the social relations of the Netsilik people, and their mythology and leisure activities. The Netsilik MATCH Box contains, among other things, hunting implements, indigenous artifacts, films, recordings, an information book, and a replica of the winter camp. The unit is designed not only to inform but also to stimulate questions and to develop an empathy for other cultures as well as a clearer understanding of our own. (SH)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Children's Museum, Boston, MA.