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Shackleton's Voyage of Endurance

Related NOVA Resources

The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

Shackleton's Expedition
See dramatic moments captured on film by the expedition's photographer, scan a timeline of events, find a profile of Shackleton's crew, read an interview with Shackleton's granddaughter, and more in this section. ( QuickTime or RealPlayer plugin required for video clips.) (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Surviving Antarctica
Read first-hand reports from four explorers who have been to the frozen continent over the ages, and learn about how Antarctica has been mapped since 150 AD, who forged trails to the Pole, and some of the dangers that lurk there. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Explore Antarctic Islands
Through QuickTime VRs, explore 360-degree panoramas of eight locations in the Antarctic, including Grytiviken and Stromness whaling stations, Shackleton's gravesite on South Georgia Island, and an ice floe in the Weddell Sea. (QuickTime plugin required.) (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Diary of a Survivor
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)

Classroom Resources
Find features to help you integrate "Shackleton's Voyage of Endurance" into your curriculum, including an online activity that allows students to relive the boat journey from Antarctica's Elephant Island to South Georgia Island. (Shockwave plug-in required for online activity.) (Grades 6-8.)

NOVA Expedition 1999-2000
Find out more information about the NOVA team's adventure to the Antarctic to film Shackleton's story, including profiles of team members and archives of dispatches from the field. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)



Program Transcript
Complete narration for the TV program.

Teacher's Guide
Shackleton's Voyage of Endurance