Below are a selection of the best resources that we’ve found to help you teach Antarctic themed topics in your class.
NIWA teaching resources : Excellent teaching resources exploring concepts around climate, oceans, and biodoversity
Educapoles : Teaching tools and projects exploring the Polar Regions and climate change
US Geological Survey Polar Resources : A wide range of data and fact sheets, as well as guides to how to use them in the classroom
PolarTrec : Connect your class live to the polar regions, replay archived events, and browse these excellent educational resources and lesson plans
Exploring Ice in the solar system : Everything from exploring ice in everyday life, to ice at the Polar Regions, to icy places on distant planets. Background information, inquiry-based activities, teaching tips, resources, photo gallery and strategies for differentiated instruction and evaluation.
LEARNZ provides free virtual field trips and online resources for New Zealand schools, mainly for Science and Social Sciences classes. Registration is free for all teachers in New Zealand.
On the LEARNZ Field Trip Chooser select Antarctica in the top row of the table under Inquiry.
Antarctic Image Libraries
Polar Books : A collection of excellent Polar Books, from kids books, to photographic coffee table books, to science and resource books. Every participant in this collective has also contributed free educational resources in the form of images, posters, graphs, and text that can be used in the classroom.
Field trip opportunities
There are some excellent Learning Outside the Classroom (LOTC) opportunities to complement your Our Far South study. All the institutions below will tailor their programmes to suit your Our Far South project. Make sure you tell them you are following the voyage when you book your visit.