The Endurance - Short Comic

The Endurance - Short Comic
The Endurance - Short Comic
The Endurance - Short Comic
The Endurance - Short Comic
The Endurance - Short Comic
The Endurance - Short Comic
Grade Levels
Common Core Standards
Product Rating
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22 MB|39 pages
Product Description
This is a twelve page comic book version of Ernest Shackleton's expedition to Antarctica aboard the Endurance. It is an adaptation of journal entries from the days around the time of the destruction of the Endurance by ice floes. The language has been edited to appeal to learners of ESL/EFL or it can be used as an introduction to younger readers. The images used for this are taken from an animated video which you can find in my store.

The comic consists of four journal entries and this version also contains a set of questions based on the text with an answer page and simple map of Antarctica. It is meant as an alternative introduction to the story for which there are many full size novels available.

As of November 29th 2015 the comic has been updated with these additions;

1. There are three versions of the comic. A PDF full color version, a low resolution easy to print version and an ePUB version that can be used in slideshow mode on a computer or tablet.
2. There is a student work print containing two vocabulary tasks on words taken from the comic book. There are two essay prompts for expansion work including writing a fictional dictionary entry from the Endurance and another for researching the topic of courage and endurance.
3. A short answer sheet for the work print.
4. A teacher print with an explanation of the resource and its use. This also contains links for several websites that contain further background and resources for a more in depth look at the story.

Other short comics in this history series can be found at the links below:

Life in the Trenches

The Hindenburg

The Endurance - Short Comic by Paul Carr is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Total Pages
39 pages
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