The Endurance22 Expedition located the wreck of Endurance, the lost ship of polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton in March 2022
The Endurance22 Expedition aimed to locate the wreck of Endurance, the lost ship of polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, and departed for Antarctica’s Weddell Sea from Cape Town, South Africa, on 5 February 2022. The expedition team successfully located the wreck of the Endurance in March 2022.
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) worked with Endurance22 to produce free resources for Key Stage 1 and 2 geography and history lessons, which draw on the Society’s Collections of polar maps, photographs, documents, and artefacts.
These resources allow pupils to explore changes in polar exploration from the early 20th Century to today and the different motivations for why people visit Antarctica, as well as this continent’s unique frozen environment.
The resources are available below and also within the resources section of our Schools pages. You can sign up to our Primary Teacher mailing list to find out about our other work with primary schools.
A first-person narration of the voyage of Endurance
Interactive timeline outlining Shackleton’s life, expeditions and wider work
With instructions from @DarrellWakelam
An infographic comparing Shackleton's voyage to the Endurance22 expedition
Credit: Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust and Nick Birtwistle
Credit: Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust and Saunders Carmichael-Brown
Credit: Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust and National Geographic
Credit: Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust and James Blake
View the Endurance22 website
Live tracker: Follow the route of the Endurance22 expedition vessel S.A. Agulhas II
History Hit YouTube channel
Reach the World teaching resources
For more resources on Antarctica and the Weddell Sea see:
Discovering the Weddell Sea - Education for Antarctic Conservation
Exploring Shackleton's Antarctica KS2 teaching resource
Reach the world - expedition partner
Accompanying resources from our partner Reach the World
A selection of videos filmed on the expedition by History Hit
The first in a set of five short documentaries filmed during the Endurance22 expedition
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