View of the Weddell Sea area with the journeys of Endurance and James Caird © RGS-IBG
The Society, in partnership with Endurance22, have produced a set of educational resources which allow pupils to explore changes in polar exploration from the early 20th century to today, and Antarctica’s unique frozen environment.
The free resources are suitable for both for Key Stage 1 and 2 geography and history lessons, and draw on the Society’s Collections of polar maps, photographs, documents, and artefacts. They include a first-person narration of the voyage of Shackleton’s Endurance to allow primary pupils to access the expedition’s events more easily, an animated timeline of Shackleton’s involvement with Antarctic exploration, and instructions on how to make your own model of Endurance.
We are also working with Reach the World and Dan Snow of History Hit, who are also partners on the Endurance22 expedition, and their respective work will be providing live streams and digital updates over the course of the expedition.
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A new exhibition, The art of politics: representing environmental challenges in the UK’s overseas territories, is now available for Fellows and members to view in the Director’s Gallery.
Through Teacher Tap, the Society recently conducted a survey of approximately 2,000 primary geography teachers to understand what support they have received for teaching geography during their careers.
As part of the Society’s commitment to support teachers to provide meaningful, fun and curriculum relevant fieldwork experiences, we are running a range of training events over the coming months for both primary and secondary geography teachers.
The Society’s Fieldwork Apprenticeships offer grants of £1,500 to enable students who would not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in an overseas fieldwork project led by an academic member of staff at their university.
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