“The irony is Shackleton tried to save his men from Antarctica and we are now trying to save Antarctica from man,” – Tim Jarvis
Primary School Resources
Secondary School Resources
During January and February 2013, as one of the most inspirational expeditions of modern times was unfolding in the mighty Southern Ocean and frozen interior of South Georgia Island, Antarctica, students and teachers around the world were following Shackleton Epic. Via www.shackletonepic.com they watched (and read) as Australian/British adventurer Tim Jarvis AM and his crew attempted to become the first in the world to recreate Sir Ernest Shackleton’s historic ‘double’ expedition to save 28 of his men stranded on the Endurance on an ice floe in Antarctica in 1914-1916. Now, in classrooms around the world, students can enhance their knowledge about the Antarctic environment and Antarctic explorers through teacher resources, created by the Australian National Maritime Museum in partnership with Shackleton Epic.
In Australia, the secondary school resources have curriculum links to stages 4 and 5 of geography and science and the primary resources have links to Human Society and its Environment (HSIE)/Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE), science & technology, English and Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) but both resources are suitable for use in classrooms globally.
Shackleton Epic expedition leader, Tim Jarvis, AM, said it’s vitally important that young people have access to meaningful resources such as these because the more knowledge they have about the Antarctic environment and the current threats to it, the more chance we have of being able to save it.