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Polar Regions – Teacher Resources

Explore the vast regions of the Arctic and Antarctica with these printables, lesson plans, quizzes, and activities for kindergarten through twelfth grade. Discover the many ways polar bears and people have adapted to survive in the harsh environment. You'll find literature guides for books about the Arctic, and reading comprehension passages on animals and ecology. Introduce students to the polar climate with hands-on science activities for winter weather.

Whiteboard Compatible Mini-Lessons

Animals of the Arctic Mini-Lesson
Animals of the Antarctic Mini-Lesson
More Mini-Lessons

Digital Books

Eyewitness: Arctic & Antarctic
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Life Science
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Earth Science

Quizzes

Types of Snow Quiz

Printables

Animal Research and Writing
Polar Bears Reading Warm-Up
How Do Animals Adapt to Seasonal Change? -- Activity 4.12
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Emperor Penguins
Map of the Arctic & Antarctica
Frostbite
Animals of the Arctic Word Power
More Polar Region Printables

Activities for Art Class

Let It Snow!
Homemade Snow Globes
Hands & Feet Reindeer Heads

Activities for Math Class

How Can You Make a Thermometer?

Literature & Language Arts Activities

Stone Fox: A Collection of Lessons
Animal Research - Plan Ahead
Little Cliff and the Cold Place
Julie's Wolf Pack Reader's Guide
Reading Warm-Up 54 for Gr. 5 & 6: Science
More Polar Literature & Language Arts Activities

Polar Regions Animal Resources

Camouflage
Hibernation Report Outline
What Animal Do I Admire?
Cub's Big World Story Hour Kit
More Animals – Teacher Resources

Winter Resources

Glacial Pressure
Observing Crystals
Viewing Snowflakes
Snow Journals
Winter Weather Across America
Understanding the Aurorae
More Winter – Teacher Resources

Social Studies Resources

Map of Antarctica
Animals of the Antarctic Word Power
Distant Enemy
Peary, Henson, and the North Pole
Tourists on Antarctica
The White Darkness Reading Guide
More Social Studies Teacher Resources

Highlights

Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

Teaching with Comics
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guide to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series, as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stores.

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