El Capitan - Climbing in Yosemite National Park
Grade(s): 3-5
Subject(s): Math, Geography, ELA
Number of Students: 20+

Objectives: Students Will Be Able To:
Calculate speed of ascent given El Capitan’s height (3,000 ft.) and various time intervals.
Given a Lat./Long. Map of the Western US, correctly plot the approximate location of El Capitan (37.7° N, 119.6° W).
Using a map of the Western US, correctly identify the State and Mountain Chain that Yosemite National Park is part of.
Journal about the unique joys and challenges of free climbing El Capitan.


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Created: Sep 28, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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