Walk on the Tundra (Kivalliq Inuktitut)
Unit for Grades 3, 4, 5 based on volume by Rebecca Hainnu and Anna Ziegler
This unit is geared towards Grades 3, 4, and 5 primary students. It consists of a series of four lessons focused on A Walk on the Tundra by Rebecca Hainnu and Anna Ziegler. This learning unit seeks to bring the natural environment into the learning experience, while allowing students to explore Inuit culture and learn the value of community elders. As they participate in reading, writing, oral communication, comprehension, and reflection activities, students will become more knowledgeable about the following topics of study: Plants, the Environment, and Elders. Students will learn all about plants, including parts, functions, habitats, and adaptations. To finish the unit, students will participate in a transect study of local plants. When the book study is complete, the class will have created a class book of local plants, along with a range of independent and group work that can be used for assessment.