with Journey North
you'll find all you need to know
to launch Journey North in the classroom.
Journey North >>
Seasonal change is all around us. Children see it in the length
of a day, in the appearance of a flower, in the flight of a
butterfly. Journey North is a free internet-based program that
explores the interrelated aspects of seasonal change. Also see Introductory Slideshow and Teaching Suggestions.
Journey North is a free Internet-based program. Registration
is required for anyone planning to submit reports.
to Navigate the Journey North Site >>
This page explains how to get around the site, to report sightings,
find maps, teaching resources, and more.
North Project Descriptions >>
Learn about the different studies your class can participate
in under each of these categories: Sunlight and the Seasons,
Plants and the Seasons, Seasonal Migrations.
to Report Your Sightings >>
You can submit field observation any time--day or night. Just
follow these step-by-step instructions. Try a "Practice
Report." When it's time to send REAL data from your site--about
migrating animals, blooming flowers, and other events--you will
use the same system.
Timeline shows which migrations and seasonal events are featured,
and when updates about them are published.
North's "Background Lessons" >>
These are core lessons that can be used with
any Journey North study. They are designed to lay the groundwork
and/or reinforce central concepts for Journey North's study
of migrations and seasonal change.
Your Journey North Focus >>
How many migrations or other projects should my class follow?
Which ones are recommend for the grade level I teach? Be sure
to read our recommendations.
North News" Updates >>
Every week during the school year, "Journey North News"
updates are published on this Web site and by e-mail. The updates
are the core of Journey North. They include the latest migration
maps and data, content written by scientists and other experts,
classrooms lessons and activities, challenge questions, images,
video clips, and audio files.
Questions:" A Central Tool for Learning >>
Challenge Questions are posed as part of all "Journey North
News" updates. They are based on authentic data and are
posed at key points throughout each season. They promote critical
thinking and are central to students' work and learning.
for Tracking Spring's Journey North >>
Order your classroom maps early so you have them in time! Students
can instead make
their own maps and/or print and analyze the maps we include
in Journey North News updates. Learn how to use Journey
North's live maps.
If you have technical questions, talk with someone from your
school or district IT or computer support staff or review these
on Journey North. You can also send questions to Journey North
via our feedback