Sunday, 22 November 2009

Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears online magazine

Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears is an online magazine integrating science,
literacy, and the polar regions. In each month's issue, you can:

* Explore the Arctic and Antarctica
* Learn science concepts and literacy strategies
* Read about misconceptions, equity, and technology
* Discover standards-based lessons and resources
* Integrate polar science into your curriculum

While the Arctic may seem bleak and inhospitable, indigenous people have
successfully lived there for thousands of years. In this issue, learn how
the Inuit of northern Canada, Inupiat of arctic Alaska, and Sami of
northern Europe survive in a harsh environment. ...

we've included links to the Feature Stories from the past issues of Beyond
Penguins and Polar Bears. Our stories are available at K-1, 2-3, and 4-5
grade levels in three formats:

* Text only: A pdf file that includes only the text and a glossary.
This prints as an 8.5" by 11" handout and is 2-4 pages in length.

* Illustrated book: A full-color pdf file that can be printed, cut,
and folded to form a 2 1/8" by 2 3/4" book (directions below). Each
book contains color photographs and illustrations; some books contain
activity pages.

* Electronic book: Onscreen versions of the books, accessible from the
Content Clips web site. Recorded narration allows students to listen
to the story as they read along on the screen. Highlighted vocabulary
words have individually recorded definitions so that students can hear
the definition with a single click.

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