A voyage To Antarctica


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Topic & Theme

  • ~This Virtual Field Trip will identify who discovered Antarctica, as well as when they discovered it.



Learning Standard

  • ~Grade 6

  • New York State Social Studies:

  • Standard 3 – Geography

  • Geography can be divided into six essential elements which can be used to analyze important historic, geographic, economic, and environmental questions and issues. These six elements include: the spatial terms, places, and regions, physical settings, human systems, environment and society, and the use of geography.



Student Outcomes

  • Students will be able to:

  • -explain how and when the first people discovered Antarctica.

  • -describe where Antarctica is located on earth.



Let’s take a trip to… Antarctica!

  • This website will show you a current picture of Antarctica. It is updated every hour during daylight!

  • Casey Station Webcam - Australian Antarctic Division



Facts about Antarctica & what it looks like from space!

  • Antarctica is:

  • -1.4 times bigger than the United States.

  • -the southern most continent on Earth.

  • -it also has the lowest recorded temperature on Earth at -128.6 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • -many people visit Antarctica, but no one lives their permanently.

  • Visible Earth: Antarctica



Who was the first person to discover Antarctica?

  • In 1820 a man named Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen was the first person to spot the land of Antarctica.

  • In 1823, John Davis was the first person to land on Antarctica.

  • Antarctica: Timeline



Explorers of Antarctica

  • There were three main explorers who visited Antarctica by ship.

  • ~Roald Amundsen, December 1911

  • ~Robert Falcon Scott, December 1911

  • ~Sir Ernest Shackleton, first in 1901-1902, second in 1907-1909, and his third excursion on the Endurance in 1915.

  • Antarctica: Explorers



A Video of Shackleton’s Voyage on the Endurance. NOVA Online | Shackleton's Voyage of Endurance | Voyage of Endurance | PBS



Shackleton’s Voyage



Were you successful on your voyage to Antarctica?



Who, When, & Where ?

  • ~Who were some of the first explorers of Antarctica?

  • ~When did the first person land on Antarctica?

  • ~Where is Antarctica located on Earth?



Who were some of the first explorers of Antarctica?

  • ~Roald Amundsen, December 1911

  • ~Robert Falcon Scott, December 1911

  • ~Sir Ernest Shackleton, first in 1901-1902, second in 1907-1909, and his third excursion on the Endurance in 1915.



When did the first person land on Antarctica?

  • ~In 1823, John Davis was the first person to land on Antarctica.



Where is Antarctica located on Earth?

  • ~the southern most continent on Earth.



Questions?



Resources

  • http://www-new.aad.gov.au/asset/webcams/casey/

  • http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0215022/timeline.htm

  • http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0215022/explorers.htm

  • http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/1914/endurance.html

  • http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/viewing/2906_shacklet.html

  • http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/navigate/escapewave.html

  • http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_set.php?categoryID=5189



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