Students learn about the world's highest mountains and the endeavor to climb them through these lessons and online activities.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
From the beauty of the mountains to the coal mines below, Cynthia Rylant takes us on a guided tour of Appalachia. Use the activities in this lesson plan to learn more about life in West Virginia and Tennessee.
Presents a lesson plan about land formations, involving students building a topographical model.
Have your class make models of underwater volcanoes, then create your own eruptions!
Activities and Writing Prompts
Learn About Mountains
Meet climbers, young and old, and find out information about the geological featuers of mountains.
Stacy Allison is the first woman to climb Mount Everest, which is just one of her many accomplishments.
Is Mount St. Helens still an active volcano? Are people in danger of Mount Rainier and other Pacific Northwest volcanoes exploding? Expert volcanologist Dr. Stanley Williams answers students' questions.
Introduces Olympic National Park and discusses its location, geological features, and plant and animal life.
Booktalks, Discussion Guides, and Excerpts
Each story has a strong main character who binds their families together by helping to adjust to a new way of life while still holding strong to their old traditions.
Discussion guide for Ming Lo Moves the Mountain by Arnold Lobel.
New York City and Haiti are worlds apart. Celiane and her family knew how to live in Haiti, but will they be able to survive in New York as well?