Tulugak: Inuit Raven Stories
Grades 2-8: Arts Curriculum
Creating and Presenting
- Develop aesthetic awareness of different performance styles: music, dance, storytelling, clown; create a dance piece that communicates feelings and ideas.
Reflecting, Responding and Analyzing
- Apply the critical analysis process to consider how ensemble pieces communicate meaning without an obvious story line; consider how students and their classmates responded to the messages in the production.
Exploring Forms and Cultural Contexts
- Explore cultural traditions and innovations, specifically Inuit culture.
- Examine how environmental issues can be dealt with through performance art.
- Consider collaborating to create works with others and perform an ensemble piece; examine how the collaboration involved in this play allowed for a greater richness and variety.
Grades 2-8: Native Studies
Viewing and Understanding
- Identify aspects of traditional and contemporary Inuit culture in Tulugak (instruments, language, song, dance, dress, mythology…).
- Identify different reasons for using song, story and dance to communicate a message.
Grades 2-8: Social Sciences, History and Geography
· Facilitate an understanding of Inuit culture around the world, including location, dialect, tradition, music and story.
Systems and Structure
· Develop an understanding of the importance of cooperation within Inuit culture and the influence of the Northern environment on that society; also, consider how Southern culture has influenced the North.
· Examine aspects of Inuit culture such as spirituality, communication and language, familial structures, diversity; compare the various Inuit cultures to one another.
Grades 2-8: Science
- Facilitate a discussion of the impact of human activities on the world around us, specifically northern climates.
- Consider the differences between various species of animal that we often confuse (crow/raven; chimp/monkey; leopard/jaguar, etc.).