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  1. Grades 10 - 12 - Arctic Circle (Virtual Classroom)
      Provides an opportunity to critically examine - and challenge - some to the premises of cultural research, using a population within the Arctic Circle as a case study. 10-04

  1. Arctic Circle (
      Provides information about the location of the Arctic Circle. 10-04

  2. Map of the Arctic Circle (
      Provides a map with the Arctic Circle clearly marked. 10-04

  3. The Arctic ( - Encyclopedia)
      "Arctic, the northernmost area of the earth, centered on the North Pole. The arctic regions are not coextensive with the area enclosed by the Arctic Circle (lat. 6630'N) but are usually defined by the irregular and shifting 50F (10C) July isotherm that closely corresponds to the northern limit of tree growth and that varies both N and S of the Arctic Circle. The regions therefore include the Arctic Ocean; the northern reaches of Canada, Alaska, Russia, Norway, and the Atlantic Ocean; Svalbard; most of Iceland; Greenland; and the Bering Sea." 01-06

  4. The Arctic (
      "Region, primarily made up of the frozen Arctic Ocean, that surrounds the North Pole. Land masses include islands and the northern parts of the European, Asian, and North American continents." 10-04

  1. Arctic Circle (Virtual Classroom)
      Provides resources on the history and culture of the Arctic Circle, as well as an opportunity to critically examine some to the premises of cultural research.

  2. Arctic Glossary (Smithsonian Institute)
      Provides a simple glossary.

  3. Arctic Ocean (
      Provides a history of the country, including history (Introduction), military, transportation, geography, people, economy, communications, transnational issues, and a map. 2-06

  4. Arctic Ocean (
      "The Arctic Ocean is the smallest of the world's five oceans (after the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, and the recently delimited Southern Ocean)."

  5. Arctic Studies Center (Smithsonian Institute)
      "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."

  6. Hydrothermic Activity Beneath the Arctic Ocean (Max Planck Society)
      "The scientists had expected that the Gakkel ridge would exhibit 'anemic' magmatism. Instead, surprisingly strong magmatic activity in the West and the East of the ridge and one of the strongest hydrothermal activities ever seen at mid-ocean ridges were found. These results require a fundamental rethinking of the mechanisms of seafloor generation at midocean ridges."

  7. Inupiat of the Arctic Circle (
      "By the mid-1960s, there was general agreement that while religious institututions could help a great deal in providing a sense of identity and purpose for the devout, they were simply not designed to address the mounting economic problems facing indigenous Arctic Alaskans and other Native peoples within the state. Just how serious were these problems?"


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