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The Arctic: Settlers and Settlement Teacher Centre

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These Web sites will provide you with background information.




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The capital city of Nunavut is Iqaluit, formerly known as Frobisher Bay. At this official Web site, there is a wealth of information about the city. For the most relevant information for studying the Arctic region, click on the tourist button and select the About Iqaluit link for current information, photographs, and contact sources.

Inuit and Norsemen in Arctic Canada

To compare past events with events in today's Arctic, visit this page from the Museum of Civilization Web site. It provides the opportunity to compare global warming trends 1000 years ago with global warming today and to look at the impact these trends have on increasing settlement in the region. It also provides the opportunity to compare similar events in two or more regions. Since the information on this page was not written with younger students in mind, you may need to address the reading level by using a group reading strategy.