Arctic Series 2021 | K-16 Educator Workshop Series | Session 1: Inuit Homelands & Arctic Indigenous Peoples
This resource was created to supplement the World Affairs Council - Seattle; the Canadian Studies Center and Center for Global Studies, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington (UW); the Native American and Indigenous Studies Center, UW; the Consulate General of Canada, Seattle; and the Center for Canadian-American Studies, Western Washington University's Educator Workshop Series on the Arctic,
This K-16 Educator Workshop Series introduced educators to the Arctic today including the role of Arctic Indigenous peoples in international relations, their communities and languages. The University of Washington’s network of scholars in Arctic and Indigenous studies provided a historic context for the circumpolar world as well as addressed the role of ice in nature and culture and the tremendous impact of climate change in the region.
This curriculum resource guide supports educators, students, and community members in identifying and discussing key elements of Arctic Indigenous culture; analyzing and discussing the geography and history of the circumpolar world; understanding the complexity of Arctic social and environmental systems from interdisciplinary perspectives; identifying, analyzing, and discussing technological innovations for Arctic sustainability; identifying and analyzing the impact of COVID-19 on Arctic communities and efforts to address global health in the region; and more.