ERIC Number: ED407349
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
An Arctic Child. An Active Learning Pack for 8-13 Year Olds.
Lyle, Sue; Roberts, Maggy
This resource packet includes: a teacher's guide; reproducible student worksheets; student activity cards; a simulation game; and a picture book, "The Gifts of 'Kaila.'" The materials are organized in three parts. Part one aims to help students understand something of the beauty and magnificence of the Arctic. Introductory activities include art and craft work, model making, and use of picture books. The second part investigates the historical background of European involvement in the Arctic region. Through the simulation game, "Life in the Barrens," knowledge and understanding of the Arctic ecosystem is reinforced and extended. Through role playing, the influence of whaling ships and industry upon the sea dependent lives of the Inuit is analyzed. A contemporary Sami child living in Samiland in Norway is studied in the third section. Present-day influences and threats upon the indigenous Sami way of life are considered. In addition to background information and sequentially presented activities, the teacher's guide includes instructions for using the supplementary materials, teaching points and interdisciplinary extensions, and recommended resources. (MM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Art Activities, Cultural Maintenance, Culture Conflict, Ecology, Educational Games, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Eskimos, Foreign Countries, Global Education, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Multicultural Education, Simulation, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Thematic Approach, World History
Greenlight Publications, Tyn Bryn, Coomb Gardens, Llangynog, Carmarthen, SA33 5AW, Wales, United Kingdom (12 British pounds plus shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Identifiers - Location: Norway