Matthew Henson PowerPoint Presentation. Co-discoverer of the North Pole.

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Front-load the vocabulary and concepts needed for students to confidently read and understand Matthew Henson's incredible accomplishment in discovering the North Pole.

The Matthew Henson PowerPoint Presentation, is designed as an introduction to articles and stories about Mr. Henson’s journey to the North Pole. It uses many photographs to give the students immediate understanding of scientific tools and cold weather gear needed for a polar expedition. Year after year, my sixth grade students have been highly engaged during the presentation and used it as a reference during their readings about Matthew Henson.

This product is in a PowerPoint Show, this enables the presenter to write on the slides during the presentation. When you right click on a slide a box with a set of tools will appear. These tools include: a highlighter, a pen, a pointer, and presentation notes. If you have a recent edition of Microsoft, you will be able to access the presenter’s notes on 12 of the slides. These notes give extra background information. To check this feature out, when you preview the presentation right click and look for the presenter’s notes; if your software supports this feature, it will be available to you.


12 slides

12 presenter’s notes

Vocabulary terms and concepts:

Compass, Eskimos, goggles, grappling hook, ice pick, Inuit, sextant, sled dogs, snow shoes


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Total Pages
12 slides
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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