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Two Mountains, Two Peoples

Climbers on Mount Rainier (left) and Mount Fuji (right).
Climbers on Mount Rainier (left) and Mount Fuji (right).
 
Overview: This activity gives students the chance to explore and create a multimedia presentation of their own by undertaking a comparative study of Mount Fuji and Mount Rainier. The scope is wide enough to allow for a variety of themes to be pursued.
Grade Level:
9 -12
Objectives: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the significance of Mount Fuji and Mount Rainier to their respective societies by creating and presenting to the class a multimedia presentation.

Students will demonstrate an understanding of how to evaluate sources by creating an annotated bibliography in standard format detailing the resources used.

Lesson Plans:
Two Mountains, Two Peoples - word, 45KB
Two Mountains, Two Peoples - pdf, 506KB
Two Mountains, Two Peoples Rubric
Example: Example Student Powerpoint





Did You Know?

Winter snow buries the lower floors of the Paradise Inn.

At Mount Rainier, winter snowfall is typically heaviest between the elevations of 5,000 and 8,000 feet. Paradise, at 5,420 feet, receives an average of 641 inches of snowfall (nearly 54 feet) every year, making it one of the consistently snowiest places on Earth of those where snowfall is measured.