Arctic Series 2021 | K-16 Educator Workshop Series | Session 3: Leadership & Communities
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, analyzing, and discussing the role of the Arctic Council in governing the Arctic region. Students will be able to identify policy issues outlined by the Arctic Council and evaluate their effectiveness in addressing political, economic, social, and environmental issues, as well as identify and evaluate how Arctic Indigenous communities are playing a leading role in
local governance. Educators will be able to identify, assess, and discuss Arctic Indigenous agency, including the role of regional and local governments in addressing political, economic, social, and environmental issues; analyze and discuss the complexity of Arctic social, political, and environmental systems from interdisciplinary perspectives; discuss technological innovations for Arctic sustainability; and in addition, identify, discuss, and make connections between indigenous knowledge and environmental sustainability.