Teaching and Activities
Find out about Ernest Shackleton, his background and his exploration of Antarctica.
To learn about key facts about the life and person of Ernest Shackleton by interviewing an adult acting in role (hot seating) and placing 1914 on the timeline.
To understand key geographical details of the Shackleton expedition; To understand that Antarctica is a land mass and not an iceberg.
To discuss the climate in Antarctica; To imagine being on Shackleton’s team as they prepared for life in the ice; To study ice-blocks and describe the changes as they melt.
- Understand something of the life and person of Shackleton.
- Understand key geographical details of Antarctica, and that it is a land mass and not an iceberg.
- Know key features of Antarctica’s climate and the properties of ice, by observing ice melting and discussing their observations.