The History of Antarctica

A short course that delves into the geography and history of Antarctica to gain a deeper understanding of its unique features and challenges.

Goal 13: Climate Action

Goal 14: Life Below Water

Goal 15: Life on Land

100% Free Course

What is in this Course?

From exploring its past to understanding its present and envisioning its future, this course will provide a comprehensive look at the frozen continent at the southernmost point on the planet. We will learn about the deep ice sheet that covers the landmass, its isolated location, and the impact it has on the surrounding environment and ecosystem.

Teaching program

The teaching program is designed to walk teachers through the process of teaching the importance of sea ice to your students. The document is aligned with the curriculum but can be downloaded and edited to suit the needs of your school or state. The course documents include real-world learning opportunities in which students use the knowledge they have just gained, to improve the lives and the knowledge of those around them.

Real World Learning

During this course, your students will understand the geography of Antarctica and learn about some of its history. We want to empower them to be able to make a difference in the world! As part of the real world learning and action component of the course, students will produce a number of works, including a letter to their national government, that allows them to have a voice and create an impact to preserve this important part of our natural world.