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       Unit 9 – SS6G6a,b
Impact of Where People Live & Their Trading



   Assembled by Jennifer Phillips
           1-18-2009
People all over the world
live in different
geographic settings &
climates, which affect
the way they live their
lives, what jobs they
have, what kind of
clothes they wear, and
even what they eat. For
example, a man from
Israel could not have a
job driving a snow plow
every winter because it
hardly ever snows where
he lives.
It’s tough to imagine for us that
have only lived in the south, but
    if a long, harsh winter was
               coming,
how would you prepare for it?
        People Living Near the Poles Prepare By:
• Staying inside during a snowstorm so they don’t get
  disoriented & lost
• Stocking up on candles, matches, flashlights, & batteries
  in case the power goes out
• Turn off the water & open the faucet so they can drain in
  case the pipes freeze – otherwise the they will burst
• Stocking up on water since the pipes freeze
• Having a back-up source for heat, like a fireplace, in
  case the power goes out
• Staying updated on the weather by watching local news
  or listening to the radio
• Having a buddy system so everyone is accounted for at
  all times
• Stocking up on nonperishable foods
When people live in
extreme climates –
such as northern
Canada, where
temperatures are
below freezing for
most of the year –
they have to adjust
their lifestyles to
their climate. Inuits,
or Eskimos, as they
are more commonly
called, are natives of
Canada that live in the
coldest northern
regions of the
country. Many Inuits
build igloos, or houses
out of snow, for
shelter in the winter.
When summer melts
the igloos, they sleep
in tents made from
animal skins.
  Inuits usually
  wear clothing
   made out of
 caribou or seal
skins in order to
    stay warm.
  Traditionally,
   men hunt &
 build shelters
  while women
   cook & take
   care of the
children. Inuits
     often sell
    handmade
     jewelry &
   artwork for
       trade.
Seals are a main source of food for the
Inuits. Over many years, they have
learned how to hunt the seals even when
the animals are below a layer of ice.
The Inuits are one example of how
environment can affect a culture. They
show how humans can live almost
anywhere if they adjust, even in a
freezing climate.




Might your future career be affected
by the climate?
 Name: ____________________________________ Date:__________

                    Canada*Unit 8*SS6G6a,b & H5a

                          “Life & Trade” Notes

1.   Describe how Canada’s location, climate, & natural resources have
     affected where people live. ______________________________
2.   Describe how Canada’s location, climate, and natural resources have
     impacted trade.
     __________________________________________________________
3.   What other commonly-used term is used for “Inuit?”
     ____________________________
4.   What 2 types of shelters do the Inuit live in & what are they made
     of?_______________________________________________________
5.   What 2 items do the Inuit often sell for trade?
     _______________________________________
6.   What animal is a main source of food for the Inuit? ____________
 Name: ____________________________________ Date:__________

                    Canada*Unit 8*SS6G6a,b & H5a

                    “Life & Trade” Notes ANSWERS

1.   Describe how Canada’s location, climate, & natural resources
     have affected where people live. Canadians’ clothing, shelters,
     and food choices vary regarding where they live.
2.   Describe how Canada’s location, climate, and natural resources
     The Inuit live off the land and sell handmade goods for money.
3.   What other commonly-used term is used for “Inuit?” Eskimo
4.   What 2 types of shelters do the Inuit live in & what are they made
     of?_igloos & tents made of skins
5.   What 2 items do the Inuit often sell for trade? Handmade jewelry
     & art
6.   What animal is a main source of food for the Inuit? seal
    Sources Include But Are Not
            Limited To:
• GPS
• C. Marsh Book
• Various Internet Sources

				
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