Social Studies: GR 7 – 9 8850 The Highest Geography on Earth!

Course Description

2013 marked the 60th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Mount Everest. This course aims to recap fundamental geographical skills through an inquiry into Mount Everest. Explore the geography, history and people of Mount Everest, and discover what the impact tourism has had on the people and places of the Himalaya region.

Factsheets produced by the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) have been used to give context and meaning to the lessons. GlobalGeek has created the PowerPoint presentations, activity documents, and assignments, maing this a user friendly course for both teachers and learners.

Key Questions

  • What is peakbagging?
  • Why the race to the Seven Summits?
  • Where is the Everest region and what is it like?
  • How was Mount Everest formed?
  • Who lives in the Everest region?
  • Who first reached the top of Mount Everest?
  • What is it like in the ‘Death Zone?’
  • How can we work towards creating a sustainable future for Mount Everest?

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The Content

The course materials are designed to run for approximately 12 hours instruction time. The lessons are all structured for 60-70 minutes, unless otherwise stated.

The 12 hours does not include additional time that may be allocated for assignments, tests and field work, at the teacher’s discretion.

The first and second lesson are free! Then individual lessons are priced at $5 or the whole course at $35

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Course Outline

  1. The Seven Summits
  2. Locating Everest
  3. The Making of Everest
  4. The People of Everest
  5. Reaching the Top
  6. Climate of Everest
  7. The Death Zone Part 1
  8. The Death Zone Part 2
  9. Tourism at the Top
  10. Cost of the Climb
  11. What Goes Up Should Come Down
  12. The Importance of Mt Everest


  • Assignment 1.1 | The Hardest Job on Earth | Job Advertisment.
  • Assignment 1.2 | Reaching the Top | Instagram Posts.
  • Assignment 1.3 | Climbing Mount Everest | Survival Guide.
  • Assignment 1.4 | Why is Mount Everest so Important for Nepal’s Economy? | Report.