Teaching Geography article

We are delighted to provide a peer-reviewed article in the Geographical Association’s journal Teaching Geography to support teachers using our Antarctica StoryMap Series in the classroom. Please get in touch if you struggle to access this. The article provides information on the four StoryMap collections, outlining their Geographical learning, provides a summary table of the …

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People and Antarctica StoryMap

This Antarctica StoryMap Collection focusses on the different people in Antarctica. We begin by touching on the first arrivals in Antarctica, including those which are often forgotten about, these collections have a strong focus on the geopolitics of Antarctica and how this influences its tourism. These four StoryMaps also introduce the different job roles in …

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Tourism in Antarctica

This article about Antarctica’s tourism has been written by Laura Boyall and Benjamin Samingpai. A trip to Antarctica is not a common holiday destination for many people. However, since the 1950s, there has been a growing number of individuals travelling to the southernmost continent. And then from the 1980s, the growth has been exponential with …

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Introduction to People in Antarctica

Antarctica is the only continent with no permanent residents. Instead, over the last few hundred years there have been explorers, research scientists and ever-growing tourist numbers. The human presence in Antarctica is strictly controlled by a series of treaty’s, protocols and rules. Here you will find an introduction to the people and Antarctica and you …

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People in Antarctica

This page introduces some of the ways in which people live, work and visit Antarctica, and how we govern this mighty, and beautiful, continent. You can also explore our People in Antarctica StoryMap Collection for an interactive timeline on the history of people in Antarctica, Antarctic Geopolitics, Tourism and Living in Antarctica.

The Wildlife of Antarctica StoryMap

This Wildlife of Antarctica StoryMap Collection introduces the wildlife of Antarctica and the Antarctic food web. Investigate Emporer Penguins and use GIS resources and satellite imagery to find their colonies. Learn about krill and how they are the basis of the Antarctic food chain! Click the image below to open the StoryMap (note that the …

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An introduction to the Physical Geography of Antarctica StoryMap

This Antarctica StoryMap Collection introduces the physical geography of Antarctica. There are some basic GIS activities for students to help experiential learning, and some great imagery and videos. It includes five StoryMaps to explore Antarctica’s icey features. Click the image below to open the StoryMap (note that the ‘Download as PDF’ button only prints out …

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Antarctica and Climate Change

Since the early 20th Century, global air temperatures have shown an increasing trend. This pattern has coincided with the continuous release of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere. The rising temperatures are already having negative effects on many of our natural environments including, oceans, deserts, and glacial landscapes, including Antarctica. The warming stripes below show annual …

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Wildlife of Antarctica

Antarctica’s wildlife is diverse and unique. It is the only continent on Earth which has no terrestrial mammals, but is home to a range of marine wildlife and birds, including penguins! The most common birds in Antarctica are penguins. It is home to 18 different species, including the Emperor Penguin. Antarctica’s Wildlife and its Food …

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