Video Book Trailers

Here are our first video book trailers:

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Gut Instinct

Play Gut Instinct.

Type in private room “mrferlazzo”

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Letter To Next Year’s Ninth-Graders

Please paste your letter to next year’s ninth-graders in the comments section of this blog. Also, please print out a hard copy.

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Would You Climb Everest?

Please type your ABC paragraph in the comments section of this post.

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Everest Essay

Please type your Everest essay in a Word document and copy and paste it in the comments section of this post.

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Make An Everest Picture Data Set

Go to Corkboard.Me

Decide on four categories related to Everest. You must find four pictures for each category, and you must write a one sentence description for each picture.

In other words, your picture data set should have a total of sixteen pictures and sixteen sentences.

Please post the url link to your corkboard in the comments section of this post.

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PowerPoint Presentations

Next week, as part of the lesson plan you are creating, you will be making a twenty-slide PowerPoint presentation to introduce your topic.

Go to The Best Sources Of Advice For Making Good Presentations. Read the articles and review the presentations specifically related to making a good PowerPoint. Write the five most important things you learned in the comments section of this post.

After you have completed seeing all the links related to PowerPoints, go to the other sites about making good presentations. Make a separate comment about the five most important things you learn from them.

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Bloom’s Taxonomy ABC Or Fotobabble

Please go to Fotobabble, upload your group’s photo, and record your ABC paragraph (Answer, Back It Up, Make a Connection) answering this question:

It is important to to learn about Bloom’s Taxonomy?

Paste the link in the comment section of this post. If you are not using Fotobabble, please just type your paragraph in the comments section.

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Practice State Tests

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Mountain-Climbing Slideshows

Watch these online slideshows about mountain-climbing and read the captions. List the five most interesting things you learn, and five things you’d like to learn more about:

Climbing Kilimanjaro

Mount Everest Slideshow

Climbing The Matterhorn

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Mount Everest Webquest

Please answer the questions in this Mount Everest Webquest. Go to the links to find the answers to the questions. Copy and paste the questions and type answers out on a Word document, and then paste them in the comments sections of this post.

The Webquest says to complete it in groups of three, but we would prefer that you do it on your own.

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Play Mount Everest Games

Play these games and list three things you learn about Mount Everest in the comments section:

Mount Everest Games and Fun

Test Your Brain

Millionaire Mountaineer Challenge: Himalayan Facts

Climbing Everest Game

Experience Everest

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Body Disposal Form

Before a person climbs Mount Everest, they must fill-out something called a “Body Disposal Form.” In this form, the climber says what they want done with their body if they die while they’re on the mountain.

There are three choices — leave it on the mountain, have it cremated, or have it sent back home.

Please read this Body Disposal Form. Even though it is for a mountain that is near Everest called Cho Oyu, it is similar to Everest’s form.

If you were going to climb Everest, which choice would you make and why?

Only answer this question if you feel comfortable writing about it! It’s okay not to answer this question. Also, if you want to answer the question but don’t want it published here, that’s okay, too. Just say that in your response and Mr. Ferlazzo will be the only person to read it.

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Mount Everest

What is the highest physical place — mountain, volcano, a tall building — you have ever been on?

Please describe it, when you were there, who you were with, and how you felt when you were there.

Would you go there again? Why or why not?

What are other tall places you’d like to visit?  Why?
Climbers at the top of Mount Everest.

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Mount Everest Websites

Look at the Everest Websites on the ARW page of Mr. Ferlazzo’s Website. Which are the three you like the best and why?

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Read about Nepal in these two places:

Fact Monster

National Geographic

What do you find are the four most interesting pieces of information about Nepal and why do you find them interesting? Would you like to visit there? Why or why not?

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One Of The First Two Climbers To Reach The Top

Sir Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay were the first two climbers to reach the top of Mount Everest.

Read this short biography of Hillary, as well as this interview with him.

Why do you think he tried to do something no one else had ever done? If you had become as famous as he became after his climb, would you have tried to spend so much time helping the people who live in Nepal? Or would you have just tried to go out and have a good time? Why?

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What Would You Have Done?

Three years ago,  forty climbers at Mount Everest saw a man dying and passed him by without trying to help him.   They thought that reaching the top was more important.

Please read a newspaper story about it here and then answer the questions:  If you were a climber and saw someone dying, what would you do?  Why?

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California Fourteeners

In mountain-climbing, a “fourteener” is a mountain that is taller than 14,000 feet. Look at this list of California Fourteeners. Follow the links to each one and learn more about them.

If you had to choose one, which would you most like to climb and why? Yes, you have to choose one.

Which one of the fourteeners would you least like to climb and why?

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Climbing Mount Everest

Complete this Climbing Mount Everest webquest. You will have to download the documents that have the questions to answer. Then just copy and paste them into the comments section or, if you have difficulties doing that, just print them and hand them in.


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