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Inuit Folklore and Tradional Tales Unit

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Supporting Inuit Literature, Legends and Folktales in the Classroom

Inuit Traditional Stories are centuries old Inuit tales, orally passed down from generation to generation. Many of these stories are thrilling, creepy, created to warn, scare and entertain. These stories are perfect for students in middle elementary and higher, as they are edgier than regular tales, authentically Inuit and gives insight to the Inuit people.

This unit is based on the following books:

The Legend of the Fog, written by Qaunaq Mikkigak and Joanne Schwartz and illustrated by Danny Christopher

Kiviuq and the Mermaids, Written by Noel McDermott and illustrated by Toma Feizo Gas

The Qalupalik, Written by Elisha Kilabuk and illustrated by Joy Ang

The Shadows that Rush Past, Written by Rachel Qitsualik

This unit supports reading strategies such as visualization, connection, summarizing, and sequencing and includes a mini-book project to record details and drawings about the creatures described in the tales.

These lessons can be used as a stand alone Language Arts unit with an Inuit/First Nations focus or can compliment any Inuit unit you may already be using.

Easy to use reading response pages have been created for each lesson; as well as student evaluation and teacher assessment rubrics for each page.

To obtain copies of these books and others like it, I recommend checking out Strong Nations, an online bookstore supplying indigenous and Native American books. Not only do they have an extensive selection, they provide themed book bundles for all age ranges.

Looking for other Tales and Legends?

Other First Nations / Inuit Legend units available are:

The Raven and the Loon and The Walrus Who Escaped BUNDLE

Hiawatha and the Peacemaker

Storm Boy and Frog Girl

The Rough face Girl

The Boy Who Lived With Seals
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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