Fantastic Places Theme: Conquest Svalbard: People Place and Polar Bears Where is Svalbard? What is Svalbard like? Geography Introduction Movie Click Here
Where is this place?
Starter Where do you think the sign is from? Click here to see this place?
Main Part This place is Svalbard in the _____ Circle. The average temperature ranges from 5 °C in ______ and -15 °C in ________. Only _____ people live in Svalbard. There are more people in our School! Its capital city is______ and the official language is________ Summer Norwegian Arctic Winter 2,400 Longyearbyen
There are now millions of blogs online. Some are focused on peoples experience of ‘fantastic places’. This is the blog of Laurel McFadden. She spent a year living in the Arctic Circle taking photographs of this fantastic place and keeping an online diary of her experiences of the Arctic. http:// coldphoto.blogspot.com /
Main Task Imagine you have traveled to Svalbard. Use the blog template to write 4 entries about your trip. Ideas of things to write… What is it like here? How is it different from home? What is your daily routine? What do you like? What do you dislike? What might be interesting to tell people who have never have been here?
Is Svalbard a fantastic Place?
Discuss the question above. Do you agree? Do you know any fantastic places?
Complete your ‘Cold blog’ for all the 3 entries you can include photographs.