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Action! – Explorers (Young)

Young Explorers – Action! Your home region is the best place to start exploring. Visit a Nature Center near you to learn about your local environment. You can ask the staff of the nature center for ways you can take action in your community to help protect the environment. Help develop the next generation of […]

Discussion Starters – Explorers (Young)

Young Explorers – Discussion Starters Teachers: Use the following information to spark discussion in your classroom. Familiarize students with the events, people and organizations in the following paragraphs and then encourage students to discuss their opinions and reactions. There are several example questions and suggested areas for discussion. Remind your students that discussion requires well-supported […]

Lesson Plan – Explorers (Young)

Young Explorers – Lesson Plan Central questions: Who are some of today’s young explorers? What can we learn from the example of young explorers? How can we be explorers? Objectives: Each student will read about a young explorer. Students will discuss what qualities and characteristics they think make a person an explorer. Students will brainstorm […]

Explorers: Young

{loadposition educmatrixsub_inart} Overview Discussion Starters Lesson Plans More Resources Action! Back to main Young Explorers A new generation of polar explorers is emerging. Six of these young people are accompanying Will Steger on his Global Warming 101 expedition to Ellesmere Island in the Canadian high Arctic. Meet these young explorers and follow their expedition on […]

More Resources – Explorers (Historic)

  Image courtesy: New Land, Otto Sverdrup Historic Explorers – More Resources John Huston and Tyler Fish’s Forward Expeditions website offers a succinct overview of the history of Arctic Ocean and North Pole exploration, beginning with Nansen in 1893. The site also includes links for continued study. The historical information provides a context for Huston […]

Action! – Explorers (Historic)

Image courtesy: New Land, Otto Sverdrup Historic Explorers – Action! Explorers look at the world with an inquisitive eye. They are curious to discover the true nature of their surroundings. If we looked at familiar places with that same intensity, what would we find? Start with your home. You probably think you know it quite […]

Discussion Starters – Explorers (Historic)

Image courtesy: New Land, Otto Sverdrup Historic Explorers – Discussion Starters Teachers: Use the following information to spark discussion in your classroom. Familiarize students with the events, people and organizations in the following paragraphs and then encourage students to discuss their opinions and reactions. There are several example questions and suggested areas for discussion. Remind […]

Explorers: Historic

{loadposition educmatrixsub_inart} Overview Discussion Starters Lesson Plans More Resources Action! Back to main Image courtesy: New Land, Otto Sverdrup Historic Explorers Some early expeditions were successful in reaching the High Arctic. The first explorers’ confidence in western methods and the technology of the day, however, did not prepare them for the harsh Arctic conditions. The […]