When Apun: The Arctic Snow (ISBN 978-1-60223-069-9) is combined with Apun: The Arctic Snow – Teachers Guide, these books becomes a powerful teaching tool designed to introduce 3rd and 4th graders to the physics and importance of Arctic snow cover. The teacher’s guide explains the drawings in more detail, emphasizing key points, and adding background material. It also includes a more extensive Iñupiaq glossary for snow than is found in the children’s book. The teacher’s guide can be used to provide background material for teaching about the snow cover, or it can be used alone as a text for more advanced students.
Dr. Sturm has researched snow in Alaska and Northern Canada for 25 years and has travelled long distances across the Arctic by snowmachine.