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EVEREST. A mountain of hope, fear, challenge and new life…. Image source: http://www.savetibet.org/images/images/MountEverest.jpg. History of everest. Important information Tallest mountain in the world at 29,028 feet, approximately 5.5 miles or 20 Empire State Buildings

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    1. EVEREST A mountain of hope, fear, challenge and new life… Image source: http://www.savetibet.org/images/images/MountEverest.jpg

    2. History of everest • Important information • Tallest mountain in the world at 29,028 feet, approximately 5.5 miles or 20 Empire State Buildings • Approximately 60 million years old • On border of Nepal and Tibet • Named “Chomolunga” or “Mother Goddess of Earth” by Tibetans and Sherpas • Named “Everest” after Sir George Everest a British surveyor-general of India • Formation of the Himalayan mountain range

    3. The Foundations of the Climb • http://www.bio.davidson.edu/people/macampbell/Juniata/trail.html • George Mallory is the first to climb Mt. Everest in 1924, he is not seen again until 1999 when his body is discovered… there is no evidence that he reached the summit • Milestone Timeline • Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, the first humans to reach the summit on May 29, 1953 • Sir Edmund Hillary Interview, on challenges of Everest • The Death of Sir Edmund Hillary, 1/10/08

    4. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/everest/resources/basecampmap.htmlhttp://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/everest/resources/basecampmap.html

    5. Your expedition http://web1.msue.msu.edu/wexford/4H/Campfire.GIF • http://www.bio.davidson.edu/people/macampbell/Juniata/trail.html • Campfire discussion (preassessment sheet) • Objective of the journey: • Blog guide and instructions that you must complete on your journey

    6. Interactive Climb • Essential Vocabulary • http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/hillary/archive/glossary.htm • http://classic.mountainzone.com/everest/2000/glossary.html • Crew diaries, blogs and interactive maps • http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/everestbeyond/diaries/barny2_02.html • Tools and gear • http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/everest/exposure/gear.html • http://store.everestgear.com/ http://www.thewalkzone.co.uk/MeraP/day-17/17e.jpg

    7. Choose to climb from the north or south of Everest. *This is an important decision, which may determine your survival! From Tibet- Climb from the North From Nepal- Climb from the South Click on the provided link of your choice that will allow you to stop at key points in the climb. Each link will give you a brief description as well as a view finder that you can rotate around and see the climb with your own eyes! Virtual Climb

    8. Experiences of others • Audio clips from real trekkers on their experiences • http://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/0304/field.html • Short video clips on five key points on the climb • http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/highspeed/everest/ http://www.eldercarecco.com/assets/images/video-cartoon.jpg

    9. Risk Factors • Denali for kids http://pbskids.org/nova/denali/body.html • Slowing of the mind and its capabilities • http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/everest/exposure/braintest.html • High altitude and its impact on the human body • http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/everest/exposure/ http://www.foxnews.com/images/194100/0_21_neanderthal_human.jpg

    10. Reaching for the top… Here is what you will need to complete your journey. After finishing all blog postings you must complete: • Peer Evaluation Feedback Form • Everest Experience Self Evaluation Then look carefully at the rubric to be sure you have fulfilled the requirements: • Everest Expedition Scoring Rubric

    11. Extension activity • Create an Expedition Team scrapbook. Print out blog postings from each member. Assemble according to date of journey. Include scrapbook pictures (with URL addresses credited) and design a cover. Leave on display in classroom and preview others. • Play the online multiplayer game “The Razor’s Edge” from The Discovery Channel http://img2.travelblog.org/Photos/22209/82830/t/511493-Never-ending-road--or-rail-0.jpg

    12. references • Scholastic Website:http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/hillary/archive/evefacts.htm • PBS organization: NOVA Online Adventure http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/everest/earth/birth.html • National Geographic Society: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/0304/field.html • MountainZone.com: Everest 2000 http://classic.mountainzone.com/everest/2000/glossary.html • Discovery Channel: http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/everestbeyond/diaries/barny2_02.html • EverestGear.com: http://store.everestgear.com/