Lesson 1 (from Part I)
Shackleton is an important figure in the work. The objective of this lesson is for students to learn more about Shackleton, his personality, and background so they can better understand his decisions.
Homework: Have students write a biography of Shackleton, including his background. They may include his other exploring experiences and his family background.
Have students write a diary entry from Shackleton's perspective. For example, they might write about the day the men have to abandon the ship or when he discovers that Blackboro is on board.
Discuss with students why they think Shackleton decided to undertake the expedition. What was he hoping to discover or do?
Have students research Shackleton's participation in the prior expeditions of which he was part. Where did the expeditions go? What did they hope to accomplish? Were they successful?
Lesson 2 (from Part I)
Shackleton was a part of Robert F. Scott's...
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