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Matters of Science Mapping Terra Incognita [map]
See how Antarctica has been viewed over the ages and learn about its more famous explorers, from the late-1700s through the mid-1900s. (Grades 5-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/surviving/mapping.html

Quest for the Pole: Historic Antarctic Land Journeys [map]
See the trails set by Robert Falcon Scott, Roald Amundsen, Ernest Shackleton, and others and read short descriptions of their journeys. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/surviving/quest.html

Diary of a Survivor [article]
Read about the grueling seven-day boat journey to Elephant Island from the first-hand account of crewmember Thomas Orde-Lees. Scans of Orde-Lees' original diary pages are included. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/1914/diary.html

Danger on the Ice [images]
Click on parts of this photo to learn about Antarctic dangers of exposure and wildlife; necessities of food, water, shelter, and fuel; and psychological effects of surviving in the world's coldest environment. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/surviving/danger.html

Survival Stories [article]
Read four tales of survival in the Antarctic wastes, from an attack by a leopard seal to a near-fatal plunge into a crevasse. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/surviving/stories.html

Kingdom of Ice [images]
View images and read about a sampling of some common types of polar ice, including sea ice (frozen seawater) and glacier ice (frozen freshwater originating in ice shelves or glaciers). (Grades 6-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/surviving/ice.html

Social Studies Voyage of Endurance [video] [images]
View this video clip for a quick overview of Ernest Shackleton's tale. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/1914/endurance.html

Timeline 1914-1916 [article]
Learn the highlights of Shackleton's voyage in this timeline spanning August 1, 1914 to August 30, 1916. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/1914/timeline.html

Meet Shackleton's Team [images]
Click on the names of the 28 men who sailed on the Endurance to find out their backgrounds and duties aboard the ship. (Grades 6-8. 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/1914/team.html

Shackleton's Lost Men [article]
Read about the fate of the rest of Shackleton's party, a group of charged with setting up a supply line for Shackleton's polar trek. (Grades 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/1914/lostmen.html

Diary of a Survivor [article]
Read about the grueling seven-day boat journey to Elephant Island from the first-hand account of crewmember Thomas Orde-Lees. Scans of Orde-Lees' original diary pages are included. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/1914/diary.html
Interview with Alexandra Shackleton [article]
Read insights into Shackleton's life and leadership in this interview with his granddaughter, Alexandra. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/1914/alexandra.html

Find it with Maps Mapping Terra Incognita [map]
See how Antarctica has been viewed through the ages and learn about its more famous explorers, from early Roman times through the mid-1900s. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/surviving/mapping.html

Quest for the Pole: Historic Antarctic Land Journeys [map]
See the trails set by Robert Falcon Scott, Roald Amundsen, Ernest Shackleton, and others and read short descriptions of their journeys. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/surviving/quest.html

Explore Antarctic Islands [QTVR]
Navigate through 360-degree scenes of South Georgia Island and other locales. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/1999/islands.html

See it yourself Voyage of Endurance [video] [images]
View this video clip for a quick overview of Shackleton's tale. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/1914/endurance.html

Meet Shackleton's Team [images]
Click on the names of the 28 men who sailed on the Endurance to find out their backgrounds and duties aboard the ship. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/1914/team.html

Explore Antarctic Islands [QTVR]
Navigate through 360-degree scenes of South Georgia Island and other locales. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/1999/islands.html

Mapping Terra Incognita [map]
See how Antarctica has been viewed over the ages and learn about its more famous explorers, from the late-1700s through the mid-1900s. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/surviving/mapping.html

Quest for the Pole: Historic Antarctic Land Journeys [map]
See the trails set by Robert Falcon Scott, Roald Amundsen, Ernest Shackleton, and others and read short descriptions of their journeys. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/surviving/quest.html

Danger on the Ice [images]
Click on parts of this photo to learn about Antarctic dangers of exposure and wildlife; necessities of food, water, shelter, and fuel; and psychological effects of surviving in the world's coldest environment. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/surviving/danger.html

Kingdom of Ice [images]
View images and read about a sampling of some common types of polar ice, including sea ice (frozen seawater) and glacier ice (frozen freshwater originating in ice shelves or glaciers). (Grades 6-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/surviving/ice.html

Do it yourself Escape from Antarctica (Hot Science) [activity]
See if you can use a sextant to navigate to South Georgia Island in this online activity. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/navigate/escape.html

GPS: The New Navigation [activity]
Use an online GPS receiver to triangulate your position on Earth using readings from three satellites. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/navigate/gps.html

Find Your Longitude (Hot Science) [activity]
Take an online voyage to discover why knowing the time in your home port can give you your longitude. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/navigate/find.html

Program transcripts/resources Resources
Find additional articles, books, and Web sites about Shackleton and Antarctic exploration. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/resources.html





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