The Jensen Arctic Museum offers many opportunities for visitors to learn about the arctic. We offer guided tours and classroom resources that enhance the learning experience. Among the classroom resources offered are education trunks. We currently have education trunks for elementary level students and we are working on education trunks for high school level students.
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The Jensen Arctic Museum has lesson plans for Elementary and High School classes. These materials are made possible through contributions from Emily Hardy and the Trust Management Services LLC.
Elementary School Education Materials
High School Education Materials
Thanks to a grant from Trust Management Services, LLC, the Jensen Arctic Museum is offering different thematic traveling trunks for use by educators. These trunks explore various aspects of Arctic life, culture and/or ecology, with lesson plans, hands-on activities, images and objects that can be adjusted for students in several grades. Three identical trunks are dedicated to each theme, allowing for frequent and congruent use. The trunks are available for use by teachers, educational groups, cultural organizations and other similar organizations. Each trunk has activities and curriculum plans designed to help teachers develop classroom projects and to meet state education standards. The themes of the four trunks are: Arctic Families, Arctic Cultures, Arctic Animals and Arctic Adaptations.
Arctic Animals (Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st grade):
This trunk focuses on the animals of the Arctic. Inside are materials to learn about the animals' biology, habitats and other behaviors.
You can download the lesson plans below:PreK-Kindergarten and 1st grade education trunk
A Day in the Life of an Arctic Family (1st - 3rd grades):
This trunk focuses on a day in the life of a mythical family in pre-1950’s Arctic Alaska.1st-3rd grade education trunk
People of the Arctic (3rd - 5th grades):
This trunk focuses on four core areas of Arctic life-homeland, language, customs and history-and explores the different cultural groups in the Arctic.3rd-5th grade education trunk
Adaptations to the Arctic Environment (4th - 6th grades):
This trunk focuses on the adaptations of people and animals that allow them to survive in the harsh Arctic environment.4th-6th grade education trunk
Educators, homeschoolers, daycare providers, and cultural organizations can check out the boxes for up to two weeks at a time. While there is no charge for the use of the materials themselves, it is the responsibility of the borrower to cover shipping costs of necessary. Reservations for the trunks are taken on a first-come first-serve basis. We recommend reserving a trunk at least two weeks prior to its planned use.
Contact information is available at the bottom of any page is you would like more information or to make a reservation.
Jensen Arctic Museum 503-838-8468 | or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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