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For some years now, I have been fascinated by the ill-fated Endurance expedition to the Antarctic, led by Sir Ernest Shackleton.


I'm in the midst of trying to incorporate this briefly into my unit study plan about the role of the heroic in literature. My main text is The Odyssey. However, I'm using a number of other genres of literature.


While searching for ways to teach about this fascinating subject, I found these great resources and thought I'd pass them along:


Nova: Shackleton's Expedition


Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure: A Giant-Screen Film


This particular website has wonderful resources for teachers and for businesses.


I'd heard for some time now that Shackleton's adventure has been used as a model for teaching in business, but had never yet found resources along those lines. Here is some information about Shackleton's leadership role (be sure to check out the links to the right of this section).


Finally, there is a book out called Leading at the Edge, which is advertised on this web page called the Syncretics Group. I am not a business type, so I cannot vouch for its efficacy. However, perhaps budding business majors might glean some wisdom from this website and from that book. At the end of the page entitled, "Shackleton's Leadership Role," it states: "In addition to presenting Shackleton's leadership as the context for these 10 strategies, Perkins uses modern case studies to support each."


Very interesting, I think!


Hope this information helps someone out there!

Edited by Michelle in MO
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