Why limit yourself to just one subject? Bringing climate change and the polar regions into the classroom provides a great opportunity to create cross-curricular lesson plans that integrate science, art, and history/social studies into fascinating and engaging activities for your students! See below for some useful resources.


Time for Kids: Artists in Antarctica

Photos as data: NASA Images

History / Social Studies

Time for Kids

Book: Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage to the Antarctic

PBS: Shackleton’s Voyage of Endurance 

PBS: Timeline of Shackleton’s Voyage

Polar Interdisciplinary Coordinated Education (Polar-ICE)

Ted Talks:

Full-length Documentaries


Antarctic Edge: 70° South Trailer from RU Center for Digital Filmmaking on Vimeo.