Meet the Sherpa People

Sir Edmund Hillary was born July 20,. 1919, in Auckland, New Zealand. In 1953, he and Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa guide, became the first men ever recorded to ...
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Meet the Sherpa People Have you ever met a Sherpa? The Sherpa are a group of people who live in Nepal. They are famous for their roles as guides for mountain climbers who want to scale Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain in the world. And, that’s where the story of the Sherpa people and the story of Sir Edmund Hillary, the man whose birthday we are celebrating July 20, come together. Sir Edmund Hillary was born July 20, 1919, in Auckland, New Zealand. In 1953, he and Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa guide, became the first men ever recorded to reach the top of Mt. Everest. Let’s see if we can fill in the mountain of words below and learn about the Sherpa people as we “climb.” The answer for the first question goes in the very bottom row, the answer to the second question goes right above it, and so on until you reach the top! Leave the gray boxes blank (they are areas of the mountain that are too rocky to climb! This website will help you find the answers to the questions: http://www.joshuaproject.net/people-profile.php?peo3=12081&rog3=NP

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Meet the Sherpa People—Questions 1. What is the name of the capital of Nepal? 2. Even though the official religion of Nepal is Hindu, the Sherpa people mostly practice what religion? 3. The Sherpa people who do not work with the mountain climbers do mostly what kind of work? 4. Tourism provides a lot of what for the Sherpa people? (Hint: it’s another word for “money”) 5. What is one crop that the Sherpa grow a lot of? 6. Is there a Bible available in the main language of the Sherpa? If you’d like to read more about the Sherpa and the people of Nepal, check out Mt. Everest, Life, and Other Tough Climbs at http://writebonnierose.wordpress.com/2012/06/03/mt-everest-lifeand-other-tough-climbs/

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Meet the Sherpa People—Answer Key: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

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