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For Teachers:

    About Captain Mac
Suggested Ages / Grades
Age 10 (Grade 5) and up. 
Enrichment Activities
Take a field trip or enjoy a web visit to the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine. Meet MacMillan at the museum, and read about his explorer friends

Search online for "Schooner Bowdoin." There are many sites, including
http://bowdoin.mma.edu/, http://www.bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum/biographies/bowdoin.shtml and the Schooner Bowdoin Facebook page.
Check for Donald B.MacMillan in National Geographic. Many libraries have back issues or CDs of the magazine.
 
Read about one aspect of Mac's 1923-24 expedition
Read about Labrador's first snowmobile, which MacMillan took to Labrador in 1927, and has recently been found buried under snow. 

Download one or more of my PDFs: a map of MacMillan's world, Timeline of MacMillan's Life, a word search puzzle, an Arctic-Antarctic activity, a page of brainstorming ideas from a middle school teachers' conference.

Curriculum Connections
Captain Mac will meet both general and common core standards in the following areas:
      Language Arts, Science and Technology, History, Geography, World Languages, Mathematics. 
Click here to download a PDF of this curriculum chart.
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS
Content Areas
Categories / Activities
    Language Arts READING:   biography of a notable American
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 methods
Pioneering use of radio and aircraft in the Arctic
Use of photography
Compare the North Pole with the South Pole
Naval architecture
PHYSICAL SCIENCE:  geology, weather, climate change, ice, magnetic poles, ionosphere
LIFE SCIENCE:  ecosystems, Arctic plants, animals, birds, taxidermy
     Social Studies: History Chronology 1874-1970
World Wars I and II
Arctic explorers and exploration 
Civil rights
     Social Studies: Geography North America and Greenland
The North Pole
Mapping coastlines
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

 

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