In this lesson students simulate the training of Arctic explorers to learn how lifestyles can affect physical and mental health. The lesson is introduced by Ann Daniels, a record-breaking polar explorer as the first woman in history, along with expedition teammate Caroline Hamilton, to reach the North and South Poles as part of all women teams.
- Describe conditions in the Arctic
- Describe some of the challenges of surviving in the Arctic
- Explain why physical training is needed for Arctic explorers
- Explain why mental training is needed for Arctic explorers
- Brief from Ann Daniels (10 mins)
Use the slides to set the context and share the learning outcomes.
Understand the wider context and learning outcomes.
- Tyre dragging relay (20 mins)
Students watch the Training for the Arctic in Devon video to introduce the activity. They simulate the training of Arctic explorers with a tyre dragging relay. Students consider the benefits of this training for explorers.
- Sleeping bag relay (20 mins)
Students watch the Sleeping at -35 C video to introduce the activity. Students simulate the training of Arctic explorers with a sleeping bag relay. They consider the benefits of this training for explorers.
- Summary questions (5 mins)
Students demonstrate their learning by answering two questions from a selection on the slides.
- Self-reflection (5 mins)
Using slides, students consider what they learnt using their eyes, ears and bodies.