December 5, 1914 marks the day 28 men boarded the Endurance in South Georgia Island and sailed on an adventurous voyage to cross Antarctica. Two days later, they encountered ice, and for grueling months to follow, Shackleton and his men faced hunger, torrential snowstorms, enormous icebergs, dark days, and below-freezing temperatures. But they kept themselves alive with the hope that they would one day reach land again. All told, Shackleton and his crew survived nearly two years of freezing weather, danger, and hunger.
Common Core Alignment:
RI.3.7. Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).