- Learn about individuals who have contributed to the development of the communities
- Learn some cultural characteristics that members of each community share
- Learn how traditions are shared and passed on
Your child will be better able to make connections with material presented in class if he or she has experiences and knowledge to draw on. Here is how you can help:
- Discuss your cultural background and find specific places on a map
- Discuss any specific traditions in your home
- See if you can learn more about the cultural background in your own home and/or that of Inuit, Acadians, or Ukrainians (museums, art galleries, libraries, television specials, and the Internet are excellent sources of information)
We invite you to share your cultural background with us. Would you be willing to come to class and share some information? Do you have any materials you could lend us?
Here are some specifics of what we are looking for:
Traditions—Are there any traditions, celebrations, special foods or recipes, special games or objects you could show or talk about?
Language—Is there another language spoken in your home? Perhaps you and your child could share some simple words or books in that language with the class.
Music or Art—Do you have any music or art that reflects your culture? Can you show us any traditional clothing?
You can watch the video above to see a glimpse of the lovely people in Iqaluit!