The Inuit: A Complete Unit Study
- Monday, March 10, 2008
• Memorize verses 6-9
• Memorize Psalm 22:27 &28 • Copy Psalms 33:10-15 and Psalms 67:2-7 into your notebook
• The Inuit (True Books: American Indians) by Andrew Santella
• Eskimo Boy: Life in an Inupiaq Eskimo Village by Russ Kendall
• The Year of Miss Anges by Kirkpatrick Hill (used in Sonlight curriculum)
• The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto by Natalie Standiford (Step Into Reading - 3)
• Gentle Ben by Walt Morey
• The Eskimo Twins (Yesterday’s Classics) by Lucy Fitch Perkins
• Snow Bear by Jean Craighead George
• Study some of the animals you might find in Alaska and other parts of the Arctic Circle like moose, wolves, and caribou. How do they survive the cold? What do they eat? What are their predators and what is their prey? What are their homes like?
• One of your vocabulary words below is permafrost. Find out what it is and what obstacles it presents for people living near it. How does it form? What temperature does it need to be to create permafrost? How do you remove it?
tundra, kayak, subsistence, nomadic, harpoon, parka, weirs, tallow, mukluk, ptarmigan, gee, haw, ulu, umiak, tallow, cheechako, permafrost, quiviut
God made so many different kinds of people with their own unique skills, language, activities, and lifestyle. When He scattered the people who built the Tower of Babel, He knew where they would go. He knew the hardships they would face, and He placed them around the world for His specific purposes.
You must never forget that no matter how big the world seems, and no matter how small you feel, God is bigger and He has everything under control. He made you for a specific purpose and put you exactly where you are for a reason.
Paula Miller is a children’s author, freelance writer, and homeschooling mom. She and her husband Travis live in south central Minnesota with their 4 sons. You can read more about Paula’s Faces in History Series for children 7 and up by visiting http://www.paulajmiller.com/
This article was originally published in the Nov/Dec ’07 issue of Home School Enrichment Magazine. For more information, visit http://homeschoolenrichment.com/
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