Newly revised and updated, this top-selling two-book series provides a wealth of activities, information and ideas that relate to the ways in which people from the past and present have interacted with this harsh but beautiful continent. In the twenty-eight skills-based activities, students have an opportunity to explore ten separate topics. Activities range from map and diagram work to chart reading, written work, discussion, and presenting an argument. Topics covered in Book A include: Views of Antarctica; Antarctic Geography; The Explorers; Animals and Plants; and, Scientific Research in Antarctica. Topics covered in Book B include: Mineral Resources; Tourism; The Antarctic Treaty; Valuing Antarctica; and, Antarctic Fact File. Assessment suggestions are also included. Suitable for ages 11-13.