The North Pole expedition will engage with students before, during and after the expedition – opening up dialogue about what makes people tick, teams work, leaders thrive and what develops resilience.

Our insights about how we need to be prepared to push physical, mental, spiritual and geographic boundaries can help students explore ideas they are concerned with such as how we should be relating to this planet and the natural world and what attitudes and beliefs help us deal with the emotional and social challenges in our lives.

Curriculum materials are being developed to enable teachers’ easy access to relevant activities and information that links expedition learning opportunities with VELS and other curriculum requirements.

The materials will be designed to be used through an Interactive Whiteboard, but will also be available to students and teachers through individual computers and projected through a data projector.

Activities will be presented as a downloadable Teaching resource as BLMs, Powerpoints, task cards, videos, blogs, background information, resources and relevant links.

Following the journey

Following the journey *

Resources will mirror students learning needs – about resilience, organisation, team work, determination, problem solving, the natural world, climate change.

Expedition team members can visit schools before and after their journeys to interact with students. They will send regular updates while on expedition. It is a learning scenario with no certain outcome – a true reflection of life’s challenges.

Team members can be booked to speak to your students in 2008, in preparation for interaction during the expedition in early 2009.

Working on a project

Working on a project *

Facts for schools:

Free: There are no speaking fees or costs for materials (video will be an exception though it is not yet developed). Materials will be downloadable from this website.

Bookings: Expedition members will do their best to match school needs but will be working the visits around their ?day job’ schedules. Advanced warning helps.

Requirements for presentations: data projector

Linking with expedition dispatches in 2008 and 2009: You can register your school for automatic updates from the expedition by signing on through the Updates page (click on Alert and enter your email address). In addition you can contact the team to receive updates specifically oriented to schools. (Email details are on the Contacts page)

Resources: in development this year. They can be accessed as they become available from www.icecapjourneys.com.au

A Schools Information Sheet (PDF) is available for download

* Photographs used with permission from Strathfieldsaye Primary School