The World and Its People

Chapter 22: South Asia

Web Activity Lesson Plans

In this chapter, students read about the countries of South Asia. Nepal sits on the border between India and China. The Himalaya are the dominant feature of this country. These mountains include the world's highest peak, Mount Everest.

Lesson Description
In this lesson, students will visit a site describing Mount Everest and attempts to climb to the summit. They will also scroll through a time line of successful and unsuccessful climbs. Finally, they will create a journal containing at least five entries from their own "climb" of Mount Everest.

Instructional Objectives

  1. The student will be able to describe attempts to climb Mount Everest.
  2. The student will be able to describe the effects of high altitude and extreme cold on the human body.

Student Web Activity Answers

  1. It was named for Sir George Everest who surveyed India for the British Empire and was the British Surveyor General from 1830 to 1843.
  2. The Nepalese word is Sagarmatha.
  3. George Mallory and his climbing partner died on the mountain. No one knows if they were on the way up or back down.
  4. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay
  5. Students' journal entries will vary.
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