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Arctic Passage

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The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

Future of the Passage
Will rapid Arctic melting turn the Northwest Passage into a busy shipping route? Find out here. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Franklin's Provisions
See a list of the supplies brought along to sustain Franklin's 129-man expedition. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Norway's Reluctant Hero
Find out from polar historian Roland Huntford what it was about Amundsen that enabled him to conquer the Northwest Passage, the North Magnetic Pole, and the South Pole. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

My Life As an Explorer
Read about what inspired Amundsen to be an explorer, how he pursued that passion, what he encountered during his Northwest Passage journey, and more in these excerpts from his autobiography. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Remnants of an Expedition
Listen to and view this five-segment audio slide show that chronicles Franklin's expedition with photos and period illustrations. Total running time: 10 minutes 15 seconds. (Flash plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Tracing the Routes
Follow the Franklin and Amundsen expedition routes—and learn why the path taken made all the difference. (Flash plug-in required; printable version available.) (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

The Note in the Cairn
Take a look at the only written record ever found of the disastrous Franklin Northwest Passage expedition. (Flash plug-in required; printable transcript available.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Igloo 101
See how much you know about igloo building in this eight-question quiz. (Flash plug-in required; printable version available.) (Grades 9-12)

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