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Create the Really Big Map of Antarctica: A Fusion of Art, Math & Geography

Learners transform blank poster paper into their own geographically-accurate artistic version of Antarctica. Learners can also add their own artistic flair with penguins, seals, explorers, or their own creative South Pole marker.
Michelle Polar World
58 total reviews for this teacher
New class
No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times


Sun, Oct 2

Oct 2 – 29 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Sun, Oct 16

Oct 16 – Nov 13 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Sun, Oct 23

Oct 23 – Nov 20 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Sun, Jan 8, 2023

Jan 8 – Feb 5, 2023 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Sun, Jan 15, 2023

Jan 15 – Feb 12, 2023 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time
Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

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. 
Poster paper 22” x 28” (58.8 x 71.1cm), one side needs to be non-glossy. Construction paper works even better, but large sizes can be hard to find. (Why? We will be using pencils and colored pencils and they don’t work well on glossy) Sharp pencil and a good eraser Set of colored pencils Meter stick Math Compass or a pushpin and string (to draw circles) Atlas (print or digital) with a polar projection of Antarctica (where Antarctica is in the center of the map)
No live meetings, and maybe some time outside of class.
Information for this course is drawn from the US National Science Foundation and the US Antarctic Program materials along with widely-available maps of Antarctica.


Michelle Polar World
Lives in the United States
Explorer, World Geography teacher, Always learning
58 total reviews
107 completed classes

About Me

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... 
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