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Arctic Explorers Discuss this eTheme.

These sites are about the Arctic and the explorers of the area. See maps and learn about the weather and climate of the North Pole. Contains biographies of Matthew Henson and Robert Peary. Includes eThemes Resources on Arctic Inhabitants, Antarctica, Alaska, and Canada.

Grades

  • 3,
  • 4,
  • 5

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Click on the photo to enlarge. The links on the right have more photos and a little history.
The history of the North Pole expedition led by Robert Peary. Click on "More" or the blue arrow to read more about the expedition.
This is the story of the monument at Arlington National Cemetery that honors Henson. Click on "Peary's Grave" to see his monument.
Scroll down the page and find the highest and lowest temperature and precipitation extremes of Greenland and Alaska.
This is a list of biographies including Robert E. Peary and Matthew Henson. Includes photographs of these men and their boats.
Click on the map to get the weather anywhere in the world. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Scroll down and click on links to see various Arctic maps in PDF format.
This map isn't completely clear, but the key helps see where the various types of vegetation are found.
This black and white map shows the Arctic region in relation to countries and cities.
This satelitte imagine shows the Arctic from space where you can see where the sun in shining and where it is dark.
These sites are all about the Arctic region and the inhabitants of the area. Includes photos and information about animals, plants, and people. There are games and puzzles to help you learn more about the North Pole's tundra biome.
These sites about Canada include topics such as history, land, climate, economy, and people. Watch videos and view photos of this country. Learn about the Canadian flag and listen to the national anthem. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on Arctic Inhabitants.
Learn more about the state of Alaska, including the state's history and symbols, native inhabitants and their languages, sports, food, music, and recommended books about the state. Zoom in on 360-degreee photos, watch short videos, or look through a photo gallery. Listen to audio files of the state song or traditional music, plus hear the proper pronunciation of native words. Includes links to eThemes Resources on the Iditarod, northern lights, and the Arctic.
Learn about life in Antarctica including the climate, explorers, animals, geographic features, and current scientific expeditions. Take a virtual tour of this cold continent and view 360-degree images.

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