North of Sixty° Schools

Students in Qikiqtarjuaq

North of Sixty° has invited a small group of schools representing a cross-section of Arctic regions and cultures to participate in this project. These schools, located in Finland, Norway, Russia, Canada, and the United States, have a unique opportunity to:

  • Participate in experiential, inquiry-based learning
  • Contribute to world knowledge about the Arctic and climate change
  • Document and preserve local, living history
  • Employ 21st century skills and learn new technologies
  • Share their community with the world

If your school is interested in participating in the North of Sixty° project, please contact us at n60@umn.edu.

Educational Activities & Resources

Classroom in Pangnirtung

On the Lessons and Educational Resources page, you'll find select resources and activities about the Arctic, climate change, traditional ecological knowledge, and cultures and languages in the circumpolar Arctic. These activities and resources are designed for use in both formal and nonformal education settings. See below for guidelines and tutorials for participating North of Sixty° schools to aid in capturing, editing, and sharing your North of Sixty° stories.

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Guidelines & Tutorials

We are offering a series of tutorials to help students and teachers capture, edit, and share their video stories. Select from the list below to view the video tutorial of interest to you. A downloadable and printable PDF of these guidelines and tutorials is available by clicking the button beneath the video on the right. There are also some sample interview questions that you can download that may be useful as a guide for students when interviewing elders and other community members.

We recommend that students try to capture a range of stories. These stories might come from elders and knowledge keepers in the community who can speak to changes that have occurred in the environment, the community, and the culture and/or language over time. Stories may also come from students themselves! For example, students may want to speak about concerns or hopes and dreams they have for the environment, their community, and/or their culture. We encourage creativity in the way that students present their captured stories.

We suggest students try to keep videos within 2 to 10 minutes in length, but there is no set time limit on the recordings. The smaller the file, however, the quicker and easier it will be to upload. If you have any questions or are experiencing technical issues when trying to upload content to the site, please contact us at n60@umn.edu, and we will respond promptly.