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Teacher guide Classroom Antarctica: travelling to Antarctica in the 20th century

TLF ID M021169

This learning sequence explores the ways the design, specifications and travelling times of ships bound for Antarctica in the 20th century have changed. Students compare the features of a variety of vessels then create an annotated timeline that demonstrates how particular aspects of Antarctic ships have changed between 1901 and 1989. In the process, students note the accomplishments of Sir Douglas Mawson, whose contributions to Australian society and scientific understanding are significant.




Educational details

Educational value
  • Classroom Antarctica is a collection of teaching and learning activities for Years 3 to 8 that provides a range of short investigations on topics aligned to the Australian Curriculum.
Year level

6

Learning area
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • History

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Organization: Commonwealth of Australia
  • URL: http://www.australia.gov.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Australian Government Department of the Environment: Antarctic Divis
  • Organization: Australian Government Department of the Environment: Antarctic Divis
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://www.antarctica.gov.au/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
Rights
  • © Commonwealth of Australia 2017. Unless otherwise indicated, this material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY 4.0) licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.