ERIC Number: ED339661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Castles of Ice.
Intended for students aged 11 to 13 years, this is the true story of an Antarctic exploration as told by one of the participants. In 1956, he and two companions, along with a team of huskies started from the Australian base at Mawson, Antarctica and journeyed across the sea ice to locate the Douglas Islands and fix them on the map. The story tells the reader much about life in Antarctica. Children learn about the love the dog handler has for his huskies, which are still used in Antarctica. Readers gain a glimpse of the difficulties the explorers encountered as they battled the elements from tide cracks to blinding blizzards. Youngsters learn of the hardships of traveling, cooking, sleeping, and carrying on scientific work in the harsh Antarctic environment. Numerous photographs appear throughout the story. A glossary is included, as is a list of other materials about Antarctica for students. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Curriculum Development Centre, Canberra (Australia).