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
No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
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
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*This is a FLEX schedule course, and there are *no live meetings* scheduled. See below for more information and why this format might be right for your learner* This fun and creative project combines art, math & geography. It is particularly suited to homeschoolers/unschoolers who seek integrated learning and thrive with interest-based projects. Learner’s finished map of Antarctica will include latitude and longitude lines, important geographic markers such as the South Pole & Prime...
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
Explorer, World Geography teacher, Always learning
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
58 total reviews
107 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...