*FLEX* Antarctica Is Awesome: Animals, History, Geography, and Science 8-10
In a FLEX class format (no live meetings), learners will be immersed in the unique history, explorers, animals, geography and people who call the southernmost continent home. Guided by a real Antarctic Explorer (me!) #academic
Michelle Polar World
84 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 1 learner
learners per class
$13 per week
Over 5 weeks
No live meetings
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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 class 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...
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 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.
No live meetings, 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. How do lessons work? Every week, new lessons will be released using an online interactive learning tool called NearPod. It is easy to use, requires no account (a code will be provided), and is a convenient way to organize all weekly lesson materials including video lessons, interactive discussion questions, games, key vocabulary, and supplementary materials. Students will be able to interact with each other and can ask for clarification or help from me.
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
84 total reviews
134 completed classes
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