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This section includes photos, audio files, and QuickTime VRs students can use to develop their own "end-of-season" field reports about Shackleton's Antarctic Odyssey, either print or multi-media. These reports can be used toward the end of the Online Adventure to help students learn how to summarize information, demonstrate their understanding of a particular concept or concepts, or as a basis for further exploration on a particular topic.

Encourage students to be creative in how they brainstorm, organize, and present their reports. Students may want to use the field report to summarize the NOVA expedition, reporting on such topics as where the expedition went, what was learned, and what students would aim to accomplish on a future expedition. Other students may want to use the information on this site as a jumping-off point for a report on a general aspect of the odyssey, such as what it is like in Antarctica or what other kind of exploration was going on at the time of Shackleton's journey. Still other students may choose to focus on a specific topic, such as the kinds of ice in the Antarctic or how the continent has been mapped over the ages. Students may want to augment their reports with information from other Web sites and offline resources.

Students can use only the photos, audio files, and QuickTime VRs included in this section, and for this purpose only. All other material on this Web site is copyrighted and cannot be reproduced without the written permission of NOVA Online. Students can, however, use the essays, articles, and other features on the Web site from which to draw information for their reports. Students should include a bibliography at the end of their report citing all sources they used.

The expedition's photos, sounds, and QuickTime VRs have been organized by the following categories. Click on each to find materials for your report.


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