Polar Bears International

Top of the World Unit Plan

Explore the fascinating geography of the Arctic—a diverse region of land and sea ice—through this integrated unit.

Lesson Plans

Top of the World

  • This lesson plan for grades 4-8 is a perfect introduction to a unit study on the Arctic. It focuses on the geography of the Arctic Circle, as well as the human and environmental characteristics of the Arctic region. It includes "Pre-Lesson: The Arctic vs. Antarctica," a map of the Arctic Circle, and a "66 Degrees and Me!" table.

All About Polar Bears: What People Ask First

Other Resources

  • Sea Ice Location and Polar Bears: Did you know that Arctic sea ice isn't all the same?  This overview map of the Arctic shows the four Sea Ice Ecoregions and how they relate to polar-bear populations.
  • Bear Tracker Map: Follow wild polar bears on Hudson Bay and the Beaufort Sea as they navigate the ice in search of seals.

Videos on Arctic Habitat & Geography