The Portal Opens Up…On a Hike
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Mountain to Climb
Your Mountain to Climb is to figure out how long Mr. C and Ms. Costa’s hike was in miles, how long it took them in hours and minutes, and about how fast they traveled in miles or feet per hour.
Seeking the Peak
- Click here to view a map of the hike.
- How to Calculate Speed
- Khan Academy on Calculating Speed
- Khan Academy Adding Decimals
- How to Add Decimals
Beyond the Peak
- Article: All About Volleyball
- Article: Hiking Facts
- Documentary: In 1936 there was a Great Flood in the Connecticut River Valley. This PBS Documentary tells all about how it happened and the trouble it caused.
Chapter Book: Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters – Alvin, an Asian American second grader who’s afraid of everything, is back, and his worst fear has come true: he has to go camping. What will he do exposed in the wilderness with bears and darkness and . . . pit toilets? Luckily, he’s got his night-vision goggles and water purifying tablets and super-duper heavy-duty flashlight to keep him safe. And he’s got his dad, too.https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780375857508
Picture Book: Hike – In the cool and quiet early light of morning, a father and child wake up. Today they’re going on a hike. Follow the duo into the mountains as they witness the magic of the wilderness, overcome challenges, and play a small role in the survival of the forest. By the time they return home, they feel alive — and closer than ever — as they document their hike and take their place in family history.https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781536201574
Picture Book: The Camping Trip That Changed America – Caldecott medalist Mordicai Gerstein captures the majestic redwoods of Yosemite in this little-known but important story from our nation’s history. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt joined naturalist John Muir on a trip to Yosemite. Camping by themselves in the uncharted woods, the two men saw sights and held discussions that would ultimately lead to the establishment of our National Parks.https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780803737105
Reaching the Peak:
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