ERIC Number: ED345927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Pangnirtung: A Community Study.
Benyk, Pearl, Ed.
This booklet provides reference materials for teachers of social studies in the Northwest Territories (Canada). The information was gathered during workshops attended by elders, community representatives, and teachers from the region. A geography section describes the location of Pangnirtung on Baffin Island and the geology, climate, vegetation, and wildlife of the region. History sections discuss the first prehistoric settlers in the region (Dorset and Thule peoples); possible contact with the Vikings; arrival of Europeans; establishment of whaling stations; contact with traders, missionaries, and explorers; establishment of a Hudson's Bay Company post in 1921; arrival of some federal government services in 1923; education, provided first by the Anglican mission and, after 1955, by the federal government; and periodic migrations between hunting/fishing camps and Pangnirtung. The section on the modern community discusses population, municipal government and services, education and social services provided by the territorial government, private businesses, transportation and related problems, communications, Auyuittuq National Park and tourism, use of Inuktitut (Inupiaq) and English, employment and income, and holidays and recreation. Most sections have references. (SV)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Northwest Territories Dept. of Education, Yellowknife.
Identifiers - Location: Canada