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Thursday, January 15, 2009

The South Pole Quest

I wrote about the South Pole Quest last month in a blog post that included a number of resources for teaching lessons about polar exploration. The South Pole Quest team reached their objective and the members are now on their way back to their respective homes. CNN recently interviewed one of the team's members, Ray Zahab, and posted the interview in an online video. The video (embedded below) provides a nice overview of the South Pole Quest team's adventure.

Thanks to Kraig Becker at the Adventure Blog for sharing the video.



Applications for Education
This video could be a nice, short introduction to a unit of study about polar exploration as well as a unit of study about climate change. The South Pole Quest website is a great source of audio podcasts and images from the expedition. The South Pole Quest website also features some great lesson plans about Antarctica.