troubled watersLiving on the edge


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The Inuit community living in the Avanersuaq of North West of Greenland at latitude 77°N are one of the most northerly communities in the world. Their community has adapted to the harsh environment and they have taken a conscious decision as a community to use traditional tried and tested technologies in their lives rather than adopting modern things such as skidoos which might not be sustainable to run.


Play or download the activity, then make a list of the occupations of the people in the different settlements. Draw bar graphs onto a download of the map to show the relative sizes of the populations in each settlement.


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