The year 2014 will mark the start of the centenary of Shackleton’s epic Endurance expedition and I am keen to facilitate a network of fellow teachers from all key stages, locations and interests to share this with. Many classrooms and pupils have already been lucky enough to have had teachers who have used Shackleton/Antarctica as a vehicle to deliver learning. The centenary will further heighten the interest and links.
I teach at a school in Cornwall in Year 5/6. I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching my Antarctica/Shackelton unit as part of a cross-curricular term’s worth of work. My interest in this expedition is rooted in my family links; I am Alexander Kerr’s great-granddaughter (2nd Engineer on The Endurance/1st Engineer The Quest). I, like many others on TES, have already stockpiled a range of planning, resources and links and passionate about bringing this all together to mark something very special leading up to 2014.
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