Meet Mount Everest

Learning about one landform might seem boring to some, but using the resource provided practically guarantees scholar interest. The second in a sequential series of eight covering the topic of Mount Everest includes activities such as a realistic tour of Mount Everest using Google Earth, a simulation of climbing the mountain, and building a timeline of the peak through research. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Extend learning in activity two by adding potential road blocks to the simulation using geographical terms, such as avalanche
  • Differentiate for English learners by assigning them to draw pictures on their timelines during activity three
Classroom Considerations

  • Pre-knowledge of some vocabulary is helpful
  • All pupils require computer and Internet access
Pros

  • Includes activities to test for comprehension, including a worksheet and crossword puzzle
  • Learning becomes more meaningful because the tools used in the resource make studying about Mount Everest a real-world experience 
  • Gives teachers ideas to extend learning for gifted or accelerated classes
Cons

  • None
Common Core