Folklife Resources for Educators
Materials Related to Whaling
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I˝upiaq Whale Hunt
by Echo: Education through Cultural and Historical Organizations
Curriculum resources for grades 5-8 that explore the role of the whale hunt among the Inupiat people along the Chukchi Sea of northern Alaska. Topics covered include how the whale hunt nourishes the Inupiaq people and sustains and builds community. An accompanying video with discussion questions illustrates Inupiaq subsistence hunting and fishing and demonstrates how whaling fulfills many of the nutritional, economic, social and cultural needs of Inupiaq life. Curriculum suggestions can be applied to the areas of social studies, history, language arts, and geography.
|Grade Level: 3-5; 6-8
||Curriculum: History and Social Studies; Geography; Art and Culture
|Resource Type: Video recordings; Lesson plans
|Subjects: Geography; Hunting; Whaling; Alaska--Social life and customs; Indians of North America; Inupiat; Food; Foodways; Celebration; Environmental sciences; Fishing
Geographic locations: Alaska
Echo: Education through Cultural and Historical Organizations