HOW TO TEACH: Preparation
1. Discuss the traditional Yup'ik resource base,
as shown in the game, pointing out that it was a
system (see DAY-BY-DAY: Discussion: What is a
2. Using examples, demonstrate that parts of a
system change over time, and that a change in one
aspect of the subsistence system will affect other
aspects. (see Teacher's Guide).
1. Ask students to define a resource base: What
is it? Do all cultures Class depend on a resource
base? Write your definition on the board.
2. Ask students to list the differences between
a basically subsistence economy and an ecomomy that
depends mostly on resources imported from
elsewhere. Explain how Yup'ik village life is
similar to village life in other parts of the
world, and different from city life.