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Franklin expedition morphs into education website on “life and death in the Arctic”


The failed expedition of Sir John Franklin is set to form the basis of an educational website: on June 4 in Ottawa, on the 170th anniversary of the first full day at sea of the unsuccessful British mission to find the Northwest Passage, the University of Victoria officially launched a website called “The Franklin Mystery: Life and Death in the Arctic.”

It’s the 13th website in a series called Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History.

The Franklin Mystery, designed for students from junior high to university, will be available in English and French, with an additional instructional package available in Inuktitut.