The education materials in this toolkit are designed to explore, analyze, and discuss the importance of the Arctic ecosystem. These resources are geared towards grades 3-8 but can be adapted for any grade level.
Background Resources for Educators
The resource guide gives you all the information you need to teach your students about the Arctic. The guide includes basic facts about the Arctic, why this region matters, what threats it is facing, what WWF is doing to help, and what kids can do to help.
Arctic Educators Resource Guide
Arctic Classroom Presentation
Arctic Discussion Questions Preview
Arctic Discussion Questions
Use these discussion questions to help shape supplementary discussions and activities within your learning environment.
Race To Leave No Trace Preview
Race To Leave No Trace
This active game will help participants understand the dangers associated with natural resource extraction in fragile places, such as the Arctic, and brainstorm alternatives that could allow us to continue using Earth's resources in a way that better protects the environment.
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Protecting My Arctic Home
Learners will read and discuss the article before engaging in a writing assignment that allows them to consider Indigenous perspectives and the effects that climate change has on Indigenous Arctic communities as well as their own communities.
It's a Matter of Energy: Arctic Food Webs Preview
It's a Matter of Energy: Arctic Food Webs
Students will learn about some of the producers, consumers, and decomposers that are a part of the terrestrial, marine, and freshwater ecosystems of the Arctic by creating food web models to visually represent how energy is transferred between species.
Good (Carbon) Behavior Preview
Good (Carbon) Behavior
Students will learn how to demonstrate "good carbon behavior" by playing a social and emotional learning game that challenges them to make carbon-responsible decisions.
Good (Carbon) Behavior Game Preview
Good (Carbon) Behavior Game
Use this PowerPoint or Google Slides version to play the Good (Carbon) Behavior board game on the computer. Pair it with the discussion, reflection, and assessment tools in the learning activity.
Virtual Field Trip Guide Preview
Virtual Field Trip Guide
Pair this trip guide with the Arctic virtual field trip to learn about the diverse wildlife, people, and plants that make this region so special and important to people and places that are far away from it.
Welcome to the Arctic! Join us on a virtual field trip, exploring the sights and sounds of this unique ecosystem. We’ll travel across the Arctic’s diverse landscapes and seascapes to learn about the wildlife, people, and plants (yes, plants!) that make this region so special and important to people and places that are far away from it. As we finish our trip, we’ll discover what threats the Arctic faces and how you can help protect it for generations to come.
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