Grades 6-8

Great White South by Herbert G. Ponting

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Great White South by Herbert G. Ponting

Ponting is one of the best photographers to have documented Antarctica. He was also a fine travel writer. Read an excerpt from his account of traveling with Robert Falcon Scott on his last expedition.

Crevasses by Edmund Hillary

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Crevasses by Edmund Hillary

Along with being one of the first two men to scale Everest, Hillary also was a noted Antarctic explorer. Experience a trek across a band of crevasses near the South Pole with his firsthand account.

Excerpt: The Last March by Robert Falcon Scott

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Excerpt: The Last March by Robert Falcon Scott

In November 1911, Robert Falcon Scott set out for the South Pole, hoping to be first. After the disappointment of coming in second, Scott tried to return to his ship. Read excerpts from his diary.

The Voyage of the James Caird

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The Voyage of the James Caird

Just one day away from Antarctica, Shackleton's ship was crushed and destroyed. Yet his ingenuity and bravery helped save the crew. Read about his 800-mile voyage in a lifeboat to go find help.

At the Pole by Roald Amundsen

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At the Pole by Roald Amundsen

As a child, Amundsen dreamed of exploring the North Pole. Yet it is his discovery of the South Pole for which he is best known. Read Amundsen's exciting account of his groundbreaking expedition.

Bringing the Stories Together

Classroom Activity

Bringing the Stories Together

How mundane or ordinary aspects of daily life can lead to environmental issues by disrupting ecological function, in this case harming populations by disrupting habitats.

Extension: Genetic Distance Values

Curriculum Collection

Extension: Genetic Distance Values

This optional extension for advanced students shows how Dr. Epps' genetic distance data and FST values are translated to the maps in the datasets.

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