Learning From the Past

A short course delivered from the Arctic about how indigenous people in different countries lived in the past and how we can improve the way we live to protect the future for everyone

Goal 13: Climate Action

Goal 14: Life Below Water

Goal 15: Life on Land

100% Free Course

What is in this Course?

During this course, we take a trip with historian Benjamin on the Arctic Ocean as we discover how the First Nations people of the Arctic Circle lived in harmony with the natural world to preserve life for the present, and the future.

We will also start to understand and learn about how they treated animals, how they treated plants and how they preserved the natural world. They lived to make sure that future generations would have enough resources to be able to sustain the lives of those in the future.

Once our students understand the world from a new and distant perspective and time, we will then ask them to research the indigenous people of their own country and reflect upon the practices that were in place in the past, to better understand how we can live today.

Teaching program

This short course comes complete with a full Teaching Program covering the curriculum areas addressed in the course, plus a detailed outline of each activity and resource featured. It can be downloaded and edited to suit the needs of your school or state. The course documents include real-world learning opportunities in which students use the knowledge they have just gained, to improve the lives and the knowledge of those around them.

Real World Learning

This free short course is delivered directly to students from the island of Svalbard, which is the most northern city in the world.

By participating in this course, students will learn about the Sami people of the Arctic, research indigenous communities that have existed in the area where students live, develop an appreciation of the wonderful lessons we can learn from the past and apply it in real-world scenarios that build confidence and leadership qualities.