Sunday, June 7, 2009

Knud Rasmussen (1879–1933) Was Born

Knud Rasmussen was a Greenlandic polar explorer and anthropologist. He has been called the "father of Eskimology" and was the first to cross the Northwest Passage via dog sled. He remains well known in Greenland, Denmark and among Canadian Inuit.

- Wikipedia

Lesson Plan Information
Title: Knud Rasmussen – “The Old and the New”
Objectives: Students will read “The Old and the New” from Knud Rasmussen’s Report of the Fifth Thule Expedition 1921-24 and will identify and debate the changes in Inuit life that came with the establishment of trading posts.
Concepts: Trading posts in the Arctic.
Grade Level: Middle School
Subject: Inuit Culture
Materials: Copies of “The Old and the New”
Time Needed: Two 50-minute class periods
Provided by: SILA – An Educational Website About Inuit Culture
Year: 2005

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