“Into the Ice: the Story of Arctic Exploration”: What drives people to explore harsh climates and dangerous places?
Many people in history tried to become the first human to reach the North Pole. Some of the most daring and interesting attempts include the journey of Fridtjof Nansen, the balloon flight of Salomon Andrée, and the first successful expedition of Robert
Perry. these men faced disappointment, disaster and controversy on their journeys.
Comprehension strategy and skill;
cause and effect: A cause is what makes something happen.
An effect is what happens as a result of a cause. to find a cause, ask yourself “Why did this happen?” To find an effect, ask yourself “What happened because of this?” Sometimes an effect an have more than one cause.
Vocabulary words: strategy for unfamiliar words
conquer: to overcome; get the better of
destiny-what becomes of someone or something; one’s fate or fortune
expedition-journey for some special purpose, such as an exploration, scientific study, or military purposes
insulated- lined or surrounded with material that does not conduct energy; protected from the loss of heat, electricity, or sound.
isolation- the state of being separated from others, or being alone
navigator-a person in charge of finding the position and course of a ship, aircraft, or expedition.
provisions-a supply of food and drinks
verify-to prove to be true;confirm
More words to Know
documentation-proof or support of a claim or opinion by evidence
unconventional-not bound by or conforming to convention, rule or precedent; free from conventionality