Live from the Tundra on Monday, November 14: Arctic ABCs

#CelebratewithDE as we return to Churchill, Manitoba, for the annual polar bear migration.

Since 2010, Discovery Education has teamed up with Polar Bears International to bring students a series of webcasts during the annual polar bear migration. Find out about these extraordinary animals and learn more about the careers on the tundra.


Monday, November 14

Arctic ABCs

Monday, November 14 – 12:00 PM (ET)

Content Tailored to Grades K-3

P is for Polar Bear, U is for… Ulu? Let’s go through the alphabet, Arctic-style! We’ll have fun, see some polar bears and other organisms that live in the Arctic regions, and learn some new words along the way.

Instructional Idea: Build a Collaborative Arctic ABC Book

A is for Arctic, B is for Beluga, C is for Caribou – help us build a collaborative ABC book featuring animals and ideas from the Arctic. Go to this document and select a letter. Research your Arctic item, and then follow instructions to add student artwork, audio files, or information to the collaborative Arctic ABC Book.

Alternatively, build an offline ABC book using classroom materials and share a photo with @DiscoveryEd and hashtag #CelebrateWithDE.

soscircleRelated: ABC Summary

Instructional Strategy, Educators, Canadian Subscribers

ABC Summary is a teaching strategy that helps students summarize information by providing structure as they focus on the key points of the information. Using the alphabet, students create summary statements according to their letters.

Additional Resources

polarbears_contentcollection_circle Polar Bear Content Collection

Content Collection, Grades K-12, Canadian Subscribers

Venture into the Arctic—the land of polar bears. With two layers of fur, a thick layer of blubber, and large paws, polar bears are specially adapted to survive on the Arctic ice and swim in frigid water. Featuring resources selected and created by Discovery Education’s curriculum experts, this content collection offers lesson starters, video clips, articles, and more.

pforpolarbear_circleAnimal Alphabet

Video, Grades K-2, Canadian Subscribers

Introduce students to the alphabet’s 26 letters by engaging their natural curiosity about the animal kingdom. From “ant” to “meerkat” to “zebra,” the video features animals familiar and exotic. Fun, easy-to-read graphics are reinforced with simple alliterative phrases.


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