If you can't remember where names like Mawson, Shackleton and Scott fit into the history of the early twentieth century then you are sorely missing the key players in the gripping history of Antarctica.
Ernest Shackleton's feats in my humble opinion are as amazing as any human feat in history. This guy was a living breathing super hero.
Not to mention the fact that Antarctica is one of the most beautiful and unique places on earth.
Here is a great unit of work for those of you wanting to teach and learn about Antarctica. It is pitched at year 5/6 students but there is plenty in it for all ages.
Download the PDF here.
Antarctic Documentary from IMAX below