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Historical Thinking Concept - Continuity & Change

Modern vs Traditional Life of the Inuit

Traditional Inuit were hunters and gatherers, moving seasonally to follow the food source. Even today, modern Inuit still harvest the land by hunting and fishing. Imported food such as vegetables and milk is very expensive because it has to be transported long distances. Inuit communities today have modern houses and lifestyles, yet there is an effort to maintain language and traditions of the past. Watch the videos below and keep a list of things that are different between traditional and modern cultures, and things that are the same. This is the practice of the historical thinking concept, continuity and change.