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Human interaction with the Antarctic


Grade Work Samples
End of Stage 3 (end of Year 6)
Grade B Terry  
Grade C Jordan   Sam   Jo  
Grade D Morgan   Pat   Ashley   Alex  

Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

Environments

Description of activity

Students create a timeline plotting the significant human interactions in Antarctica since 1900 and they identify the beliefs and practices behind these interactions.

  1. Complete the worksheet and create a timeline, plotting the significant human interactions in Antarctica since 1900.
  2. Make a list of the beliefs and practices that led to these human interactions and identify major stakeholders such as whalers, mineral explorers, tourism operators and ecological researchers in Antarctica’s human interaction history.

Suggested materials

Worksheet copied on to paper for each student, pens/pencils

Prior learning

Students have researched Antarctic explorers and other early and contemporary stakeholders. They have presented their finished products to their peers. Students have completed retrieval charts as they listened to the presentations. They recorded significant human interactions and other important details relating to the beliefs and practices of the major stakeholders in Antarctica over the past 100 years.

Board Studies, HSIE K–6 Units of work, pp127-130

Outcomes

Relationship with Places (ENS3.6)
Explains how various beliefs and practices influence the ways in which people interact with, change and value their environment.

Criteria for assessing learning

Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  • identify significant human interactions in Antarctica since 1900
  • sequence events on a timeline
  • demonstrate an understanding of the beliefs and practices that led to particular interactions with the Antarctic environment
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