Arctic Communities Past and Present

Arctic Communities Past and Present

by Cindy Jenson-Elliott




To live in the Arctic, people have had to adapt to a freezing climate of ice and snow. Learn how Arctic communities have survived for thousands of years in this harsh environment. Discover how villagers find food in a land with few animals and plants. Examine how these communities are changing in a world of computers and global climate change.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476540603
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Series: First Facts: Who Lived Here Series
Pages: 24
Product dimensions: 8.12(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.31(d)
Lexile: 810L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

Cindy Jenson-Elliott is the author of several books and hundreds of articles for children and adults. She fell in love with poetry in second grade and decided to become a writer. Writing nonfiction books gives her a chance to learn new things. Her nonfiction book Zombies was a San Diego Book Award finalist. When she is not writing, Cindy teaches science and gardening to children. She lives in California with her family of one husband, two children, two hermit crabs, one snake, one guinea pig, nine fish, and one preying mantis. She loves to hike and swim long distances in the ocean, where she often sees seals, rays, dolphins and sharks.

Table of Contents

Stone Age Migrants 4

The First Communities 6

New Tools and Homes 8

Hunters in Boats and on Dogsleds 10

Norse Settlers Arrive 12

The Russian Fur Trade 14

American Whaling 16

Oil and Military Bases 18

A Warming Arctic 20

Amazing But True! 21

Glossary 22


Internet Sites 23

Critical Thinking Using the Common Core 24

Index 24

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