Developed by The Harmony Project and Reboot the Future, this teaching pack provides everything you need to start exploring Antarctica with your students. Aimed at upper KS2, it brings the wonders of Antarctica to life through English, Maths, Art, Science, PSHE and more.
From the explorers who have ventured there (and who venture there still) and the living things that call it home, to the effects on the Antarctic ecosystem of retreating sea ice and the part we can play in halting global warming by rethinking our use of energy. It invites students and teachers alike to embark on their own Antarctic journey – a journey of learning that challenges them to work towards achieving a healthier future for our planet.
On their educational expedition to Antarctica, children will consider their own personal skills and attributes and how these allow them to contribute to a team and to achieving a shared goal. They will identify ways in which our own actions, through our use of energy, are changing the Antarctic landscape and the lives of the species that live there – and consider what we can do to tackle this so that we significantly reduce our use of fossil fuel energy. They will immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of this awe-inspiring continent and learn about some of the species that call it home, expressing their understanding through creative writing and art.
In a nutshell:
- Topics: Compassionate Values, Environment and Sustainability, Globalisation and Interdependence
- Learners’ age range: KS2: ages 7-11
- Subjects: Art and design, English / literacy, English: ESOL / EAL, English: literature / story, Maths / numeracy, PSHE / PSE / PSED, Science, Spiritual, moral, social, cultural (SMSC)
Credits: Harmony Project and Reboot the Future