The Arctic Studies Center, in addition to its research and publication projects, is committed to Arctic discovery and education. In response to viewer feedback to our web site, ASC has compiled resources for teachers, school children and those interested in learning more about the north and the people who live there. Feel free to explore our list of frequently asked questions about the Arctic and Arctic Glossary or discover the wealth of information available on the web about the circumpolar north.
Arctic Frequently Asked Questions
Over the years, ASC has fielded countless questions about the Arctic from adults and school children alike. Check here for answers to your important questions about the geography, environment, cultures and peoples of the circumpolar world.
Do you know what permafrost is? Or a toggling harpoon? Click here to learn more about frequently used Arctic terms in our Glossary of the Arctic for students and teachers.
Selected links to other important resources on Arctic science and research, education, general resources, museums, exhibits, collections, Native sites and Native resources.
Tools for Teachers
The Arctic Studies Center encourages teachers of all ages, but especially those of middle-school children, to introduce Arctic cultures to their students. Check back periodically to see whether new teacher aids videos, CD-Roms, and curriculum guides have been added to those listed here.
Map of the Arctic