Lesson Plan


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Climbing Mount Everest is a dream for many mountaineers, and for a lucky few, it's a hard-fought accomplishment. Learn more about the important role Sherpas play in Mount Everest expeditions, including Sir Edmund Hillary's famous partnership with Tenzing Norgay, with an informative and thorough lesson plan.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Incorporate into a language arts unit on biographies or when discussing Mount Everest in social studies
  • Design several centers in the class, each of which features one activity from the lesson; rotate small groups through the centers over one class period
  • Have learners watch the video and answer discussion questions for homework before coming to class for a larger group activity
Classroom Considerations
  • Duration depends on how many aspects of the lesson you'd like pupils to complete
  • Lesson is designed for Australian curriculum, but is applicable to any country's classroom setting
  • Video is attached
  • Provides additional research links
  • Combines writing, research, speaking and listening, and text analysis skills
  • None
Common Core