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Teacher guide Classroom Antarctica: naming the new icebreaker

TLF ID M021171

In 2016, the Australian Government commissioned the design and build of a new icebreaker to support Australian research in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. A competition for Australian school students will determine the name. This learning sequence provides some background on naming conventions for ships and boats and asks students to research the background of the names of some historic vessels. Students research the rules and practices used by governments to name places and are asked to develop their own criteria to use in selecting appropriate names for the new icebreaker.




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

5; 6

Topics Ships Antarctica
Learning area
  • Humanities and social sciences

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/.