Explore the concept of courage with your kids by reading our biography letter about Matthew Henson, an African-American explorer who co-discovered the North Pole.
Henson was discriminated upon and treated differently from other members of the North Pole expedition because of his race, and he faced a number of hardships.
What type of person do you think Matthew Henson was? Think about character traits and evidence from his story to support those traits.
" I think I'm the first man to sit on top of the world."