Ages / Grades
Age 10 (Grade 5) and up.
Field trip or web visit to the Peary-MacMillan
Arctic Museum, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine. Meet
MacMillan and his explorer friends at the museum.
Search online for "Schooner Bowdoin." There are many sites, including
http://bowdoin.mma.edu/ and http://www.bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum/biographies/bowdoin.shtml.
Check for Donald B.MacMillan in National Geographic. Many libraries
have back issues or CDs of the magazine.
View one of MacMillan's interesting photos of the midnight
sun. Read about one aspect of Mac's 1923-24
Language Arts, Science and Technology, History, Geography,
World Languages, Mathematics.
Categories / Activities
| • Language
||READING: biography of a
WRITING: book reports, journals, letters
RESEARCH: resource notes, selected bibliography
• Science and Technology
|Development of scientific research
in 20th century
Compare MacMillan's scientific research with today's
Pioneering use of radio and aircraft in the Arctic
Use of photography
Compare the North Pole with the South Pole
PHYSICAL SCIENCE: geology, weather, climate change,
ice, magnetic poles, ionosphere
LIFE SCIENCE: ecosystems, Arctic plants, animals,
• Social Studies: History
World Wars I and II
Arctic explorers and exploration
• Social Studies: Geography
||North America and Greenland
The North Pole
Oceans and land masses
| • World Languages
||Compare and contrast cultural practices and perspectives
with our own
(Inuit, Inughuit, Naskapi Innu)
| • Mathematics
||Recording and analyzing data