This product is designed to target the 3rd Grade standards on the continent of Antarctica. It covers some of the history including the Antarctic Treaty, James Clark Ross and Richard Byrd. It explains the South Magnetic Pole and compares it to the South Pole. Students will read about McMurdo Station and how scientists survive there. They will read about 10 of the animals there. A fill in the blank quiz requiring Close Reads is included. A writing and illustrating assignment is also a part of this product where students use research, the reading material, and their imagination to do a journal entry as an early explorer on a ship to Antarctica.