NEW 2015 RESOURCES
Tundra Theme Page
This "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the study of the Tundra. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read our Animals
of the Arctic
This ThinkQuest Junior site has good articles on a dozen animals found
in the arctic/tundra regions.
and Northern Animals
An annotated metalist of links to over 50 sites with information about
animals living in the arctic/tundra regions.
Concise desriptions from the Smithsonian of some birds, mammals, and sea
life of the arctic (and tundra) regions.
Using picture/graphical resources on the Internet as starting points, intermediate
students investigate the six biomes of the world in this lesson plan. Two
specific objectives are to describe the major factors that shape biomes and
to represent the connections between the factors that determine biome development
and plant and animal life.
of Artic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)
CAFF is a cooperative environmental protection program adopted by Canada,
Denmark/Greenland, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United
States Scientific documents on habitat and species conservation. Their goals
are to protect, conserve and restore the Arctic environment, conserve Arctic
flora and fauna, and address the special role of the indigenous people of
the Arctic in pursuit of these goals. Note: the scientific documents within
the site would not be appropriate for younger students.
TrackStar is an online interface which allows instructors to create lessons
for students by sequencing existing instructional content in various web sites
within a lesson. Students explore one topic at a particular location within
one web site then move on to the next topic at another web site. The list
of topics remains visible throughout the lesson so that students can remain
on track. Explorations of the web sites beyond the designated instructional
content are also possible.
This link is to their search page from where a keyword search on "tundra
will produce a few hits however none of the lessons focuses strictly on
the Tundra Biome. Caution #1: Many of the web sites that these lessons access
may already be on this CLN page - it's the creation of lesson objectives
and the sequencing of the tours through the sites that make the lesson potentially
useful to your students. Caution #2: The quality of the lessons (e.g., definining
objectives, finding web sites, sequencing the tours) will vary widely within
the TrackStar collection.
Vegetation, growthforms, climate, fauna, distribution of the tundra with
School students put together this concise site on the facts, animals and
plants of the Tundra.
The objectives of this short module from the University of Wisconscin are
for students to describe the characteristics of tundra vegetation and the
controls over their existence, and to escribe what permafrost is and how it
affects vegetation in the tundra biome. There's also a link to information
about Tundra climate.
The Not So Barren Land
A brief overview.
to the Tundra Biome
One of the better sites for students with well written information and
lots of images. Caution: as a Geocities site, you'll have to put up with intrusive
and annoying advertising.
It Like Where You Live? Tundra Biome
This Evergreen Project web site offers basic information on the tundra,
including its location, plants, and animals.
Note: The sites listed above will serve as a source of curricular content
in the Tundra. For other curricular resources in Social Studies (e.g., Canadian
Studies, Current Events), or for lesson plans and theme pages, click the "previous
screen" button below. Or, click here
if you wish to return directly to the CLN menu which will give you access to
educational resources in all of our subjects.