Quickly introduce the controversy around industrial exploitation in Antarctica, with this lesson-starting classroom resource on environmental change and sustainable development, designed for Key Stage 3/4 geography students.
The video explains the 1961 Antarctica Treaty, the main areas the agreement covered and the potential environmental costs of mining the area for natural gas and oil.
Further discussion is encouraged at the end with a question for secondary pupils to debate.
A website designed as an aid for teaching Antarctica to children of all ages
Website of the foundation that aims to inspire future generations by enabling young teachers to carry out research in the polar regions
A link to all the teaching resources provided by the British Antarctic Survey
A website which outlines some of the issues currently facing Antarctica