Arctic Series 2021 | K-16 Educator Workshop Series | Session 2: Ice & Climate Change
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 analyzing the biodiversity of the Arctic and discussing how Arctic Indigenous communities are leading conservation and research efforts in the region. Educators and students will be able identify, analyze, and discuss the impact of climate change on the Arctic, including local communities. In addition, educators and students will be able to assess approaches by Indigenous communities and NGOs to address the impact of climate change on the Arctic. Educators and students will be able to identify and evaluate challenges facing the ecosystem of the Arctic; analyze and discuss the geography and history of the circumpolar world and the complexity of Arctic social, political, and environmental systems from interdisciplinary perspectives, and more.