Japanese teachers from the 2010 Sister Mountain Workshop in front of Reflection Lake and Mount Rainier.
Mount Fuji (Fuji-san in Japanese), which is the tallest mountain in Japan, has been a sister mountain of Mount Rainier since April 30, 1936. Both of the mountains have similar and different characteristics in types of volcanoes, ecosystems, culture, and history. The students will explore these similarities and differences through presentations, research, and videos of both mountains.
9 - 12
Students will be able to:
Recognize that the sister mountains have similar and different characteristics.
Understand biological and cultural characteristics of Mount Rainier.
Develop sister mountain friendship by exchanging information.