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Arctic Community Curriculum: Overview

Learn More: Arctic Animals Arctic Peoples Scientists Arctic Explorers We are all members of the community of Planet Earth. Looking in detail at a specific area, namely the Arctic, can help us appreciate the meaning of community. In the Arctic community we see different members with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing all contributing to […]

Arctic Explorers: Overview

Modern Explorers Discussion Starters Lesson Plans Action! More Resources Adventure Learning In 1995 explorer Will Steger left Siberia, crossed the frozen Arctic Ocean over the North Pole and arrived at northern Canada’s Ward Hunt ice shelf, the largest ice sheet in the Arctic. An ice shelf is a glacier that extends out over the ocean, […]

Arctic Animals: Overview

Discussion Starters Lesson Plans Action! More Resources Adventure Learning Arctic Animals: Profiles Reading 01: Polar Bear Reading 02: Ice-edge dwellers Reading 03: Land dwellers Reading 04: Ocean Communities Reading 05: Plant Communities Animals of the High Arctic have special adaptations that allow them to survive in the harsh climate. The muskox, stays warm with a […]

Scientists: Overview

Discussion Starters Lesson Plans Action! More Resources Adventure Learning Scientists: Profiles Achim A. Beylich Brenda Hall Dr. John S. Kimball Dr. Maarten J.J.E. Loonen Steve Zack Simon Belt Another word for “scientist” is investigator. Scientists look at the world and find gaps in our understanding of how things work and they design investigations to try […]

Arctic Peoples: Overview

Discussion Starters Lesson Plans Action! More Resources Adventure Learning Arctic Peoples: Handouts Hand-out 1: Paul Tiulana Hand-out 2: Inuit of Pangnirtung, Baffin Island Hand-out 3: Native Arctic peoples’ observations For the last four thousand years Inuit have been living in the extreme conditions of the High Arctic. The first people came to Ellesmere Island to […]