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The Arctic: Aboriginal Peoples Teacher Centre


Web Links

These Web sites will provide you with background information.


Answer Key

Inuit Ingenuity: Arctic Clothing



Web Links

Canadian Heritage Aboriginal Peoples Gallery

To learn more about the ways in which Aboriginal peoples adapted to their environment, students will find a reliable source in this Web site by the Canadian Heritage Gallery. The site provides numerous photographs, diagrams, maps, and other information about Aboriginal peoples in Canada. For the Arctic region, direct students to the Inuit and Northwest Territories links.

For the most current and accurate information on Canada's newest territory, visit the official Web site of the territorial government of Nunavut. Of particular interest is the link button All About Nunavut, where the links to the symbols and fact sheets are particularly worth investigating. (You should remind students that the political boundary of Nunavut does not correspond with the geographical regional boundary.)


Answer Key

Inuit Ingenuity: Arctic Clothing


The Web site from the National Library of Canada has information about the clothing worn by the Inuit in the Arctic. Since the site contains language that may be difficult for some students, you may want to conduct a guided reading strategy with the class. As a follow-up exercise, students can do some additional research to compare the traditional parka with clothing worn in the Arctic today.


After students have completed the activity, review their responses to the Web site evaluation and discuss the reasons for their answers.



Answer Key


•  A piece of outdoor clothing worn by the Inuit

•  Seal and caribou

•  Seal, because it is waterproof

•  A pouch for carrying a baby

•  For warmth and protection and as camouflage for hunters

•  The Mackenzie in the west; the Copper, Netsilik, Iglulik, and Caribou regions in the central area; southern Baffin Island, Labrador, and northern Quebec in the east

•  Frobisher Expedition in 1577

•  The jacket tail

•  Sealskin boots

•  Answers will vary



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