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David Spencer's Education Paragon is a free educational resource portal helping David Spencer's secondary school students, their parents and teaching colleagues with understanding, designing, applying and delivering assessment, curriculum, educational resources, evaluation and literacy skills accurately and effectively. This wiki features educational resources for Indigenous Aboriginal education, field trips for educators, law and justice education, music education and outdoor, environmental and experiential education. Since our web site launch on September 27, 2006, online site statistics and web rankings indicate there are currently 1,888 pages and 20,185,651 page views using 7.85 Gig of bandwidth per month. Pages are written, edited, published and hosted by Brampton, Ontario, Canada based educator David Spencer. On social media, you may find David as @DavidSpencerEdu on Twitter, as DavidSpencerdotca on and DavidSpencer on Prezi. Please send your accolades, feedback and resource suggestions to David Spencer. Share on social media with the hashtag #EducationParagon. Thank you for visiting. You may contact David Spencer here.

The following resources are helpful to parents and teachers:

  1. Book: Supporting Successful Transition from Primary to Secondary School by Tina Rae (2014)
  2. Book: Book: Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv (2008)
  3. Book: Digital Tools for Teaching: 30 E-tools for Collaborating, Creating, and Publishing across the Curriculum by Steve Johnson (2013)
  4. DVD video: Canadian Popular Music in the '60's, '70's & '80's by EMI Music Canada (2012)
  5. DVD video: Canada: A People's History produced by Mark Starowicz (2001).
  6. Book: Fire in the Bones: Bill Mason and the Canadian Canoeing Tradition by James Raffan (1999)

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"The Arctic (/ˈɑrktɪk/ or /ˈɑrtɪk/) is a polar region located at the northernmost part of the Earth. The Arctic consists of the Arctic Ocean and parts of Canada, Russia, the United States (Alaska), Denmark (Greenland), Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland. The Arctic region consists of a vast, ice-covered ocean, surrounded by treeless permafrost. The area can be defined as north of the Arctic Circle (66° 33'N), the approximate limit of the midnight sun and the polar night. Alternatively, it can be defined as the region where the average temperature for the warmest month (July) is below 10 °C (50 °F); the northernmost tree line roughly follows the isotherm at the boundary of this region.[1][2] Socially and politically, the Arctic region includes the northern territories of the eight Arctic states, although by natural science definitions much of this territory is considered subarctic. The Arctic region is a unique area among Earth's ecosystems. The cultures in the region and the Arctic indigenous peoples have adapted to its cold and extreme conditions. In recent years the extent of the sea ice has declined.[3][4] Life in the Arctic includes organisms living in the ice,[5] zooplankton and phytoplankton, fish and marine mammals, birds, land animals, plants and human societies." Source: Wikipedia contributors. "Arctic." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 14 Jan. 2014. Web. 22 Jan. 2014. <>.

Blogs About Living in the Arctic

  • Finding True North by Anubha Momin @_anubha and Sara Statham (Sara Ashley Grant) @SaraAshleyGrant.
    Finding True North is a collection of the images, thoughts, and miscellanea that define our lives in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Follow our blog as we get lost and found in the Great White North. Moving north isn’t just about moving up; it’s about reconsidering your realities as you discover the people, places, and peculiarities of this frozen land. It’s about finding your true north. Anubha was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh and raised in Toronto, Canada. Sara Ashley Grant is a Vancouver Island transplant living on Baffin Island. Follow their "Finding True North" blog on Twitter @FindTrueN.

  • Advocatus diaboli by James Henry Bell @jameshenrybell.
    If this blog is about anything, it’s about testing claims by making arguments one may not agree with. James write about the Arctic, Canada, Nunavut, Nunavik and Iqaluit.

Facts About Canada's Arctic

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Source: Cowan, Tonia and Kerr, Josh Kerr. "26 must know, should know facts about Canada’s North". The Globe & Mail. 2014 Jan 16. <>.