As a teacher, you can choose from this acitvities (they are only suggestions).
a) You could print the poems/prayers and hang them
up in the classroom. All students walk through the room and read the different
After that, students talk in class about their thoughts (Which poem did they find most impressive? Which poem do they like/not like? Do they understand all poems?…)
b) If you have the posssibility to use a “computer-room”,
the students could read the poems from the computer.
After reading, every student can write a short essay about his/her feelings/ impressions/…
It could be an advantage that students write about their feelings because there are surely students that fear talking in front of the class.
After writing, all sheets are hung up in the classroom so that everybody can read the thoughts of the others.
- If your students like creative writing, they could
now write poems on things that are important for them (e. g. their relation
to a friend/their relation to nature/their relation to an animal/…).
Hang the poems up in the classroom!
- If you would like to do storytelling, look at
the following site:
There you find a subtopic called „English and Literature“ with some Inuit stories.
You also find a lot of stories in the book:
Nungak, Zebedee. Inuit stories: Povungnituk = Legendes Inuits. Translation from Inuktitu into French by Bernard Saladin d’Anglure. Hull, Quebec:
Canad. Museum of Civilization, 1988.
- You divide the class into five groups. Each group
has to choose one of the subtopics (history, animals/nature, Nunavut, art
Now the groups do a “mind map” on their subtopics. Everything the students learnt and remember can be important.
After that, hang the posters up in class.