One Mountain, Many Cultures

Americans may think of Mount Everest as a region dedicated to adventurous hikers, but many cultures have flourished there! Learners read informative books, watch videos, participate in classroom discussion, analyze folk tales, and complete a simulation exercise in a lesson focused on Mount Everest.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Flip the classroom by asking pupils to watch the Puja Ceremony at home 
  • Give scholars an activity that teaches the vocabulary as pre-work
Classroom Considerations
  • Consider teaching along with a unit on culture
  • Collaborate with the English department to enhance the folk tale portion
  • The seventh in a series of eight about Mount Everest
  • Supplies a helpful book list of additional resources 
  • Contains assessment activities, such as writing a folk tale
  • Provides a worksheet and crossword puzzle for reinforcing concepts
  • None
Common Core