Arctic Days

arctic diorama with person in fur coat, kayak, sled, and sled dogs.

Grades 3–5, 60 Minutes

Integrates with studies of

  • First peoples and Native peoples
  • Human interaction with the environment and natural resources
  • Basic needs: food, clothing, and shelter

Program Description

Delve deeper into one geographic region and explore ways that Inuit, Yupik, and other arctic peoples in the U.S. and Canada responded to the challenging environment to engineer appropriate food, clothing, and shelter. Photographs and video clips can be used to show how native traditions continue today. Set in the Hall of the North American Indian galleries. Available in person.

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Related Resources

Alutiiq Warrior Kayak Project

Image: Detail of a Model of Central Eskimo Winter House Group. Donated by Dr. Charles Peabody 08-38-10/74478