This is an 18 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on Famous Americans – Robert Peary – Artic Explorer who is credited with discovering the North Pole. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides to the presentation as needed.
American explorer Robert Peary is best known for claiming to be the first person to reach the geographic North Pole. Peary pursued a naval career until his retirement, with leaves of absence granted for Arctic exploration.
Peary faced great criticism as others disputed his claim to be the first person to have reached the geographic North Pole. It is now suspected that he may have been 30 to 60 miles short of the Pole, but is still credited with the achievement.
Though Peary had achieved the rank of rear admiral and had received 22 honorary medals from various countries, as well as 3 honorary doctorates, he had to testify before Congress about his claim that he had reached the North Pole.
Peary has also received criticism over the years for his treatment of the Inuit people. After bringing 6 Inuits back from an expedition in 1897, Peary gave them to his chief sponsor, the American Museum of Natural History in NY, for display, and all but one of the Inuits died. It later became known that, during their Arctic tours in the 1890s, Peary & Henson, his top aide, had fathered children by Eskimo women.
The presentation slides cover the following:
Early Life & Exploration
Recruiting a Team
Laying the Groundwork
Defending His Claim
End of Presentation
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