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Inuit Shelter and Heat

14 minutes 1 seconds

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Archival footage helps reveal the contrasts between Inuit housing, heat sources, and clothing in the 1940s and now. Includes scenes of life in an igloo and hunting seals in winter and spring.

Media Details

Runtime: 14 minutes 1 seconds

Herd of caribou graze and rest in a snowy, blue-tinted landscape. Caption. Caribou have amazingly warm fur.
Episode 1
13 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 9
Inuit woman with long braids smiles and leans forward as she carries child in hide pouch on her back. Caption. It was the same 50 years ago.
Episode 2
13 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 9
Inuit man works inside hollowed out snow structure while a second person assists outside. Caption. Other people would place the bricks carefully.
Episode 3
14 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 9
Blurry figure holds a paddle in a long canoe out on the water. Caption. He would also have to learn how to paddle a canoe.
Episode 4
14 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 9

Viewer Comments

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    Cheri S. (Eugene, OR)
    January 1st, 2021 at 01:25 AM

    Really wonderful view of the ways in which Inuit People met needs for shelter both in the past and present time.