Walking with Aalasi This study consists of a series of activities focused on the book Walking with Aalasi: An Introduction to Edible and Medical Plants by Anna Ziegler, Aalasi Joamie, and Rebecca Hainnu. It has been created to partner the Uqalimaarummaq Reader, A Walk on the Tundra by Rebecca Hainnu and Anna Ziegler.
Walking with Aalasi is a non-fiction introductory guide to traditional Inuit plant use. Throughout the book, Aalasi shares her knowledge and memories of eighteen plants commonly found across Nunavut. The authors, Aalasi, Rebecca, and Anna, used the story of Aalasi’s life as inspiration to write the fictional story A Walk on the Tundra.
Throughout this book study, learners will participate in a variety of reading, writing, oral communication, and field study activities that will expand their knowledge of the topics of study presented in the book study that accompanied A Walk on the Tundra: Plants, The Environment, and The Community.
Learners will also participate in a variety of comprehension activities, comparing the text features, setting, and characters in each book. Learners will emerge from this unit with a better understanding of plants and their many uses and the ability to share what they have learned with the next generation.