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Eyewitness Documentary of Changes in the Arctic's Climate

Smithsonian Institution

This video documents the scope of changes in the Arctic, focusing on the impacts of warming and climate change on the indigenous Inuit population.

Video length 5:32 min.

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Teaching Tips

  • Educator could combine the video with other resources that document changes in the Arctic with scientific data.

About the Science

  • On Banks Island in Canada's High Arctic, Inuit hunters have a close relationship with the natural world. They have observed changes in the permafrost, the fish harvests, and the landscape. Their observations of changes over the decades provide an important source of climate change data to scientists who study the Arctic.
  • Comments from expert scientist: Concepts are clearly described, vocabulary is appropriate for the lay person. The problem with using oral tradition is that scientific evidence are not presented.

About the Pedagogy

  • Resource was originally part of an online exhibit from The Smithsonian Institution on climate change in the Arctic. Exhibit is no longer available on the SI site.
Entered the Collection: April 2015 Last Reviewed: April 2015

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