New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_A12969
Mountains in Western China, 1928.
What landforms are in the photograph?
Why do you think there aren’t any houses in this photograph?
What other mountain ranges are in China besides the Himalayas?
Why would these mountains be difficult to climb?
Make a timeline of the history of human attempts to climb Mount Everest. Had a human reached the summit of Mount Everest at the time this photograph was taken?
Math: Of only 19 mountains in the world that are more than 7000 meters high, seven are in China. How many feet high are these mountains? How many feet high is Mount Everest?
Science: How were the Himalaya Mountains formed?
Science: What wildlife might live in the area shown in the photograph?
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