Lesson 2: Where in the world Key Stage 1-2: Geography, Computing
Investigating Shackleton's hut and his Nimrod expedition
Antarctica is a frozen, windswept continent, with a climate so extreme and a location so remote that no humans can live permanently on the land mass.
But where is Antarctica? What land masses are nearby?
How long would it take to get to Antarctica if you were travelling from England? What different types of transport would you need to use in modern times and how might your journey be different taking it in the Heroic Age of Scientific Discovery?
How does the location of Antarctica affect life there for humans, wildlife and animals?
What happens to the sea in this part of the world and how does this impact on how Antarctica is used by humans?
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Purpose of study:
Geography - Equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth's key physical and human processes.
Developing a growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.
Computing - Ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology.
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