The World and Its People

Chapter 22: South Asia

Student Web Activity


In this chapter, you have 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.

Destination Title: Everest Almanac

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Start at the Everest Almanac site.

  • Click on Mortals on Mount Olympus: A History of Climbing Everest.
  • Scroll down and explore the text and pictures.
  • Click the "back" arrow to return to the main screen. Scroll down and click on Everest Timeline.
  • After reading the information, answer the following questions.

How did Mount Everest get its name?
What is the Nepalese word for Mount Everest?
What is the mystery surrounding George Mallory's climb of Mount Everest?
Who was the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest?
Imagine that you are part of an expedition to the summit of Mount Everest. Create a journal with at least five daily entries detailing your experiences on this climb.
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