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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?

June 1945:  President Harry Truman plays the piano in the Paradise Inn lobby.

In June 1945, President Harry Truman visited Mount Rainier National Park, dined at the Paradise Inn and played a song on the Inn's piano. This piano and other notable items are preserved today in the Paradise Inn, part of an effort to maintain the park's rich historic legacy. More...