Teacher resources

"Each man in his way is a treasure." - Robert Falcon Scott

Introduction

Explore the Antarctic Heritage Trust’s (New Zealand) free online resources for teachers and students.

The Scott’s Last Expedition website is based on an award winning touring exhibition developed by the Antarctic Heritage Trust (New Zealand), Natural History Museum London, and Canterbury Museum (New Zealand) to commemorate the centenary of British explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s 1910-1913 expedition to Antarctica.

These teachers’ notes and online resources were developed for the touring exhibition by educators from the Australian National Maritime Museum. The New Zealand teacher resources were modified for a New Zealand classroom by educators from Canterbury Museum.

The resources support classroom teaching and independent learning. They can be used as an adjunct to the website itself, which recounts the story of Scott and his mens’ experiences.

Resources for New Zealand teachers

Exhibition overview
Introduces Captain Scott’s last expedition and explains how these teaching resources fulfil curriculum links for New Zealand teachers.

Levels 2-5 science, 2-4 social sciences, and 2-4 technology
Introduces a timeline of activity, mapping, climate change and animals in Antarctica.

Levels 2-5 science and english
Looks at science and human endeavour plus the planning for the expedition and the establishment of the base at Cape Evans.

Level 2 social sciences
Examines Scott and the Polar Party’s journey to the South Pole with an emphasis on Scott’s role in the tragic outcome.

Resources for Australian teachers

Exhibition overview
Introduces Captain Scott’s last expedition and explains how these teaching resources fulfil curriculum links for Australian teachers.

Stage 3 HSIE
Introduces Antarctica, the planning involved for the expedition and the base established by Scott and his men at Cape Evans.

Stages 4 & 5 science and geography
Looks at science and human endeavour, including the Antarctic ecosystem, penguins, scientific data collection, fossils and the Dry Valleys.

Stage 5 history
Examines Scott and the Polar Party’s journey to the South Pole with an emphasis on Scott’s role in the tragic outcome.