Would you like to join a dedicated team of teachers from all Key Stages, walks of life and global locations to celebrate and commemorate the centenary of the historic Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914-17? Would you like to receive lesson ideas, planning, resources and links relating to teaching and learning of Antarctica and Shackleton’s epic? Then please ‘proceed’ to join us at Shackleton In Schools…..
In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton set out on another Antarctic expedition – this time to cross the continent. He failed. However he achieved one of the greatest feats of turn of the century polar exploration; he returned with all his 28 men – alive.
The story of the 1914-17 Endurance expedition is one of courage and leadership in the face of true adversity. Stoicism and belief during complete uncertainty; by endurance they conquered.
If you are thinking about using Shackleton/The Endurance Expedition/Antarctica as a theme or topic for teaching, click on the link below and have a look at my suggested term plan for ideas to get started:
Polar Regions Planning EYFS & KS1 (old National Curriculum)
Ice Age Planning KS1 (old National Curriculum)
Sample Planning Grid (old National Curriculum)