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  1. Encourage students to give concrete reasons and examples, from their own lives if appropriate, in their answers.
  2. Other examples of "fish-out-of-water" movies include: "Coming to America," "Edward Scissorhands," "Kindergarten Cop," "Legally Blonde," "Splash," and "Witness."
  3. You may want to close this activity with a class discussion of how racial attitudes today compare with those in Minik's day. Do you think he would have had an easier time adjusting to life in the United States if he had arrived today? Why or why not?
  4. Students may want to assign teams to research different decades or different areas of achievement (mountain climbing, etc.), or to examine different reference sources.
  5. Possible questions groups could explore in their research include: In what countries do Eskimos live today? Is Greenland an independent country? Do Eskimos really have seven words for "snow," as is widely believed? Is Greenland the world's biggest island?








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