Student Achievement Objectives
We recommend that teachers
prioritize the skills and objectives that they want to address,
as students participate in the expedition. Typically, these
knowledge in subject content (science, social studies, etc)
- communications (speaking, writing)
and collaboration skills
- technology skills
- increased parental involvement
Before you begin the activity, decide how
you will measure student achievement. The method that you use
for assessment will be determined by how you
prioritized achievement objectives. Examples of assessment might
- standardized tests
projects (online or offline)
of discussion questions are presented for each subject category, as a way to introduce the
expedition into your classroom. They are meant to serve as a starting point.
Teachers can select the questions that best align with
their student age levels and achievement objectives.
Can you get hypothermia from
pancake ice? How many different terms for ice are there? If you
are not sure, your students might want to review the list of specialized
expedition vocabulary we have compiled.
A variety of different
starter activities within each subject category are provided.
Select the activities that best support your student achievement
objectives and your local content standards.
Explore Resource Links
North Pole Resources
If you really want to maximize your learning experiences, you
are encouraged to explore the supplemental resource links. You
will find excellent resource links about North Pole history, weather,
wildlife, maps, and indigenous people.
Project-Based Learning Resources
The Internet has made the world smaller. Of particular
significance is the ability for students, teachers and
researchers to use the web as a tool for interaction,
collaboration, distance education, cultural understanding and
cooperative research -- with peers around the globe. Whether
you're just starting out, or ready for advanced levels -- these
resources will help you to effectively implement collaborative,
project-based learning in your classroom.
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adventures. So, if you are participating in this expedition, you are invited to
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