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Year 1 Module 1: Inspired Communities


The purpose of ​Module 1: Inspired Communities ​is for students to develop belonging in the community, connect with Inuit ingenuity, be familiar with digital tools, and to start adopting a growth mindset. Students should be able to identify how Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ) principles drive communities, Inuit entrepreneurship and to share this understanding with the community.

Module Overview

Students explore their personal skills, build relationships with their class, and community.

The introductory module, Inspired Communities, explores personal skill sets, classroom community, Inuit innovation, community culture in partnership with Elders and other members. The goal of Module 1 is for students to connect with community and understand the tools needed to be successful while engaging in a group project as related to Inuit ingenuity and the IQ principles. This will be achieved by (1) exploring both past and modern day innovations, livelihood, successes and challenges, and (2) developing a holistic outlook on community development by exploring community from a systems thinking lens.

Students will be prompted to derive many community questions about nature, economy, personal well-being, culture, and society. This will lead them to map personal and community resources, ideals, and challenges.

Innovation will be presented and explored as both a tool and a mindset of entrepreneurship that can be used to achieve community ideals and contribute to community betterment. Entrepreneurship traits will be connected to Inuit cultural traits and IQ principles. Specifically the module will explore relationships, growth mindset, digital worlds, and express their personal brand.

By the end of the module, students should be able to identify the personal and the community strengths and innovationsthey deeply care to pursue and leverage. This will set the stage for a learning experience grounded in the community, where subsequent modules are explored through the lens a project and theme of interest.

Competencies, Skills, and Concepts


  • Observes and understands Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit principles.
  • Explores facts, knowledge, perspectives, and factors affecting a community.


  • Students will determine community ideals based on the collective good
  • Students will identify their personal strengths in the classroom community
  • Students will communicate what they understand about IQ using digital technology
  • Students will develop a sense of belonging
  • Students will develop empathy for and justifies multiple perspectives in the classroom community
  • Students will reflect upon different identities: personal identity, cultural identity, community identity, & organizational identities

Critical Skills


  • Digital Technology
  • Identity & Community
  • Growth Mindset

Module Guide

Teacher Guide

In the Module Teacher’s Guide, you will find:

  1. Purpose
  2. Competencies, Skills and
  3. Module Overview
  4. Background Information
  5. Assessment
  6. Workshops & Lessons

Module Resources

1.2-2.3 Career and Community Development

Assessing Critical Skills

Information document, assessment rubric and criteria.

Workshops and Lessons

Lesson Plan
1.2-2.3 Career and Community Development

Workshop 1.1.1 Classroom Community – Working with Myself and Others

Students build a foundation for their classroom community by completing a Full Value Contract

Teacher Training

Professional development
1.1-2.3 Career and Community Development

CCD Teacher Year End Reflection

A professional development document to support the reflection of CCD teachers.
Professional development
2.1-2.3 Career and Community Development

Transformative Learning

Teacher resources for adopting Transformative Learning approaches as suggested in the Career & Community Development…
Professional development
2.1-2.3 Career and Community Development

Critical Skills

The six critical skills of the CCD program and how they relate to Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit
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