Amazing Antarctica: Geography, History, Extremes, Animals & People of the Ice
Antarctica is a vast frozen land covered only by ice ... or is it? In this 5-week course, we will examine unique history and geography (hint: it's more than just ice!) of this continent. Guided by a real Antarctic Explorer (me!)
Michelle Polar World
58 total reviews for this teacher
Once per week
over 5 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does a "Multi-Day" course work?
Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries
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This 5-week course is a great next step for learners who enjoyed my one-time class "Journey to Antarctica: A Really Cool Introduction to the Icy Continent". I combine my experience living and working at a science research station in Antarctica along with my background as a Geography Teacher to give learners unique and amazing information about the Icy Continent. This course will use key vocabulary terminology in geography, history, and science, giving homeschool and unschooling families the...
I’ve lived and worked in Antarctica for two summer seasons at a science research station. I’m passionate about the Icy Continent, and am happy to share my first-hand knowledge and experience with learners in my courses and answer as many questions as I can. In addition to sharing my personal experiences, several of my courses draw on expert knowledge in Antarctic science, history, and logistics from people I met while working there. This extensive set of educational resources developed by science researchers and Antarctic logistics specialists gives learners a first-hand look at real scientific research being conducted in one of the most remote environments on the planet, along with the logistics that help support scientific discovery. I look forward to sharing Antarctica with your learner. Prior to working in Antarctica, I taught World Geography in Alaska for 10 years. Antarctica was always my favorite unit to teach! My courses also draw on materials I’ve used in the classroom to teach about the Icy Continent.
There is no homework assigned, however many students become fascinated about Antarctica and want to read or watch more about this Polar environment.
There are no required materials. For all keen learners (Antarctic Explorers) who take Antarctic-themed classes with me regularly, I highly recommend a dedicated notebook or binder for Antarctica. Optional worksheets will be provided with this course, offering the option for homeschool families to use this as a specialized geography unit.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This course includes information about Explorer's struggles in the harsh environment of Antarctica, including the death of some Explorers. There is not a heavy emphasis on this, but I do present the information as historical fact. In the animals section, we may also touch on the natural life cycles of animals, including predator and prey. I will also present this information factually and with scientific accuracy. This represents a very small portion of the class, and I welcome an email from caregivers with additional questions.
Information for this course is drawn from the US National Science Foundation and the US Antarctic Program materials. This class uses the original text of the Antarctic Treaty as the Primary Source Document.
Michelle Polar World
Explorer, World Geography teacher, Always learning
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
58 total reviews
105 completed classes
SEPTEMBER 2022 Monthly Update: Following an absence from teaching, I’m excited to resume my classes on Outschool. I have missed seeing learner’s excitement about Antarctica and look forward to connecting with previous students and meeting new...