The Giant Bear
This unit is geared towards Grades 4, 5 and 6 junior students. It consists of a series of three lessons focused on The Giant Bear by Jose Angutinngurniq. This learning unit seeks to bring the local community into the learning experience, while allowing students to explore Inuit culture and learn the value of Arctic animals. As they participate in reading, writing, oral communication, comprehension, and reflection activities, students will become more knowledgeable about the following topics of study: Arctic Animals and Hunting. The students will explore Arctic animals in regards to their migration patterns, and the effects of climate change, and work in groups to plan their own hunting trip. At the conclusion of the unit, the class will have hosted a community expert and participated in a the planning and implementation of a field study.