If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Students will explore and discuss how the introduction of capitalism has helped (and hurt) the communities that live in Everest's shadow.
Students will explore the theme of man's hubris, and how it played a part in the Everest disaster.
Students will discuss how Krakauer's work remains relevant today.
Students will learn about the fundamentals of mountain-climbing, as well as its history.