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New Teaching Guide – Umiaqtalik: Inuit Knowledge and the Franklin Expedition

June 2017

'First Communication with the Natives of Prince Regents Bay' as Drawn by John Sackheouse and Presented to Captain Ross.
"First Communication with the Natives of Prince Regents Bay" as Drawn by John Sackheouse and Presented to Captain Ross.

We are pleased to announce that educators can now download a new teaching guide from our website. Just sign up here if you have not already registered to get free access to our teaching materials.

Umiaqtalik: Inuit Knowledge and the Franklin Expedition is a new teaching guide developed by the Dept. of Education, Government of Nunavut, in collaboration with the Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History Project. The Government of Nunavut was one of the partners in the development of the website The Franklin Mystery: Life and Death in the Arctic.

Paul Quasar, formerly Minister of Education for Nunavut and later premier, speaking at the launch of The Franklin Mystery website in June 2015. (Jake Wright)
Paul Quasar, formerly Minister of Education for Nunavut and later premier, speaking at the launch of The Franklin Mystery website in June 2015. (Jake Wright)

The guide, available in Inuktitut and English, was designed for grade 8 students in Nunavut. There are notes throughout the document about how to adapt the unit for use in other contexts.