Want to review key terms in My Life as a Book by Janet Tashjian in a fun, interactive way? Check out this Boom Deck of 21 interactive cards. They are paperless and self checking! Cool beans! They use the Boom learning platform and students can access them on a Smartboard, tablet or computer.
Your students will review 21 key terms. Each slide has a term with four possible definitions, the kids need to choose the correct definition. Great to use as a preview before reading the story.
El Capitan - a vertical rock formation in Yosemite National Park. It is considered very difficult to climb and is a favorite of skilled climbers.
Yosemite – a national park in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. It has many serious climbs.
Mount Kilimanjaro – the highest mountain in Africa. It is located in Tanzania.
Mount McKinley – the highest mountain in America. It is located in Alaska. It is also known as Denali.
Annapurna – mountain range in the Himalayas with many high peaks.
Bangkok – capital city of Thailand, a country in South East Asia.
Kathmandu – capital city of Nepal, the largest of the Himalayan states.
Sagarmatha – the Nepalese name for Everest.
Mount Rainer – a mountain in Washington, it is the most glaciated mountain in the continental US.
Death Zone - the name used by mountain climbers for high altitude where there is not enough oxygen for humans to breathe. This where most deaths on Everest occur.
Buddhist monk – holy people who are responsible for guiding Buddhists in Buddha’s teachings
Lama - a title for a teacher of the Dharma (Buddhist teaching) in Tibetan Buddhism
Vows – a solemn promise; sometimes holy
Auspicious – lucky or favorable
Incense – sweet smelling substance that is burned as a symbol of the prayer of the faithful rising to heaven
Prayer wheel - devices for spreading spiritual blessings and well being
Butter lamps – lamps to help focus the mind and aid meditation
Shrines - a holy or sacred place dedicated to a god or spiritual being
Monastery - a religious community where monks live
Puja - at Base Camp, a Lama and two Sherpas stand before an altar created for this ceremony, which will invite blessings for the trip
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