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In this lesson, students learn about the effects of relocation and modern technology on the traditional lifestyle of Tibetan nomads.
The village of Shishmaref, inhabited for 400 years, is located on a small barrier island in the Chukchi Sea in northwestern Alaska. Home to a modern Inupiaq community, Shishmaref is on the front lines of climate change. The island, approximately a quarter mile wide and 3 miles in length, is facing evacuation due to erosion, increasingly powerful storms, and the thawing of permafrost. To feed their families, residents rely on a lifestyle of subsistence hunting, fishing, and gathering.
The village suffers from a growing generational divide. Younger members of the community dream of leaving…
Elizabeth Rush provides a portrait of post-colonial Yangon through images of domestic life. The abandoned empire has left many residents to rebuild their lives within the wreckage.