The Polar Regions
1-Polar region is vert cold , only ice and snow can be seen.
2-The region which lies near the poles is called the polar region.
3-The boundary of polar region is called Arctic Circle.
4-The northern part of the continents within the polar region is known as Tundra.
5-Tundra region is almost dark throughout November, December and January.
6-The sun begins to shine in Tundra around February and March.
7-The sun does not rise overhead , it just hovers a little above the Horizon.
8-The horizon is the place where earth appears to meet the sky.
9-Due to the cold, the upper soil surface of the region is frozen into a rock like state all through out the year.This is called Permafrost.
10-Polar region is the home of Eskimos.They live in the scattered settlements in Greenland,Canada, Alaska and Siberia.
11- Eskimos means snow shoe -netter.
12-The Eskimos are descendants of Siberia.
13-There are three main languages of Eskimos- Aleut, Yupik and Inupik.They are spoken from Northern Alaska to Greenland.
14-Eskimos depend on hunting and fishing activities.
15-Meat,Fat and Fish make up a large part of the Eskimos activities.
16-The Eskimo wears boots called mukluks , trousers and hooded jackets called parkas-all made of animal skins.
17-All Eskimo groups believe in a supernatural power called Sila and spirits.
18-Wrestling,racing , harpoon are some of the recreations of Eskimos.
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