Please type your “ABC” response to this question in the comments section of this post. Then, please respond to two-or-three of the “ABC” paragraphs written by your classmates. Say: Do you agree or disagree with their choice to climb or not to climb? Why? (Please make a connection to your personal experience, a text, or [...]
Please answer the questions in this Mount Everest Webquest. Go to the links to find the answers to the questions. Copy and paste the questions and type answers out on a Word document, and then paste them in the comments sections of this post. The Webquest says to complete it in groups of three, but [...]
Using Bookr, please make a slideshow about any aspect of Mount Everest and/or mountain-climbing that we’re learning about — history, mountains around the world, famous mountaineers, equipment, etc. Post the link in the comments section. You might want to start your research here.
Before a person climbs Mount Everest, they must fill-out something called a “Body Disposal Form.” In this form, the climber says what they want done with their body if they die while they’re on the mountain. There are three choices — leave it on the mountain, have it cremated, or have it sent back home. [...]
Sir Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay were the first two climbers to reach the top of Mount Everest. Read this short biography of Hillary, as well as this interview with him. Why do you think he tried to do something no one else had ever done? If you had become as famous [...]
Three years ago, forty climbers at Mount Everest saw a man dying and passed him by without trying to help him. They thought that reaching the top was more important. Please read a newspaper story about it here and then answer the questions: If you were a climber and saw someone dying, what would you [...]
What is the highest physical place — mountain, volcano, a tall building — you have ever been on? Please describe it, when you were there, who you were with, and how you felt when you were there. Would you go there again? Why or why not? What are other tall places you’d like to visit? [...]