Polar Day: Arctic and Atlantic Environments - A Comparison
This lesson will provide an introduction to primary students about the ways in which the Arctic and Atlantic environments influence people’s lives. Students will learn about the Arctic region and compare it to their Atlantic region of Canada.
Time Required: 1 hour
Learning Outcomes: By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:
• Describe how peoples depend upon and interact with the different natural environments of the Atlantic and Arctic regions of Canada
• Give examples of how climate and weather influence human activities in these two regions
• Use a Venn diagram as an organizing tool
See attached PDF
Link to the Canadian Atlas Online (CAOL) www.canadiangeographic.ca/atlas/themes.aspx?id=artic&lang=En Background information for teachers on the Far North Additional Resources, Materials, and Equipment Required: Access to a globe or world maps would be helpful. Teacher should provide current books about the Polar Regions for students to examine and choose one to read and discuss at the beginning of the lesson. It need not be the one suggested (Living in the Arctic by Allan Fowler).
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