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