Into Thin Air – Blogging

Answer ONE of the two following prompts in two or more complete sentences. Make sure to respond to every question in the prompt.

After you write your response, comment on at least two other posts in one or more complete sentences. You will be scored on your post and comments, so please be appropriate, mature, and professional in your blogging.

1. Everest has become quite commercialized since it was deemed the world’s highest point. Using the text and factual evidence, explain its rise in popularity. Over the decade before ITA was written, Everest saw so much demand that the Chinese and Nepalese governments created systems to reduce traffic on the mountain. What were their solutions for the high demand? Were they successful? Do you believe the solutions to be fair and appropriate? Explain.

2. Climbing Everest has been an attractive, almost surreal, goal for many climbers. Based on the text, what makes this mountain so unique and admirable? What have critics said about the mountain over the years? Is it wise for people to attempt reaching the summit, and should Krakauer himself have taken the job with Outside to write an article on an expedition? Explain.

September 18, 2014

Warm Up:

  • Review BIS Cares Momentum and Status
  • Juego en Español afuera

CIS Agenda:

  • Work on Dream Trip Itinerary Assignment

Current Assignments:

Announcements

  • Club Faire is Friday at lunch
  • First Outdoor Adventure: Hiking Sky Lakes, October 4

September 17, 2014

Agenda

  1. Review of ACTFL levels for PRIZES 🙂
  2. .The Science Behind How We Learn New Skills
  3. Homework: 10+ sentence summary about the article.  Answer the following two questions:
    • What was the most important thing you learned today and how will it affect you?
    • What three things can you put into practice beginning TODAY?
  4. Read Portuguese article. Circle words you know. Write questions or thoughts in the margins (active reading, anyone?).

September 17, 2014

Agenda

  1. Review of ACTFL levels for PRIZES 🙂
  2. .The Science Behind How We Learn New Skills
  3. Homework: 10+ sentence summary about the article.  Answer the following two questions:
    • What was the most important thing you learned today and how will it affect you?
    • What three things can you put into practice beginning TODAY?,

September 17, 2014

Warm Up:

Agenda:

  • Collect current event
  • Check out Into Thin Air at the library
  • Introduce Dream Trip Itinerary Assignment
  • Work on current assignments

Current Assignments:

Announcements

  • Club Faire is Friday at lunch
  • First Outdoor Adventure: Hiking Sky Lakes, October 4
  • Make up Dream Trip Presentations tomorrow during second period

September 16, 2015

Warm-up: BIS Cares – Video and plan

Activities & Lesson

  1. Current Event
  2. Into Thin Air Vocabulary Analysis

Assignments

  1. Current Event (due Wednesday at the beginning of class)
  2. Sponsorship Letter (mail!)

Announcements

  • Club Faire is Friday at lunch
  • First Outdoor Adventure: Hiking Sky Lakes, October 4
  • Thank you note for Friends of the Historical Jacksonville Cemetary
  • Make up Dream Trip Presentations tomorrow during second period