Indigenous people of the Arctic and Subarctic are famous leaders, artists, athletes, activists and many other professions. Researching real people helps students to get a more concrete and compassionate understanding of the culture, lives and diverse perspectives of Indigenous peoples. In this activity, students will research an indigenous person from the Arctic/Subarctic region and then create a biography poster highlighting their life and accomplishments.
Using one of the templates or starting from scratch on the poster layout, students will build up a profile of their chosen figure. Depending on requirements or complexity, students can add timelines to their posters. However, the wide variety of characters, scenes, and items makes it very easy for students to customize their project to fit any guidelines.
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Objective: Research a famous or notable person that is of Indigenous heritage from the Arctic or Subarctic region. Create a Biography Poster that highlights their major accomplishments.
Requirements: Person’s image, name, dates of birth/death, accomplishments.
Grade Level 4-5
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual
Type of Activity: Biographies