Monday, January 21, 2008

Sir Ed Hillary

Sir Ed Hillary was the first man (with Tenzing) to climb Mt Everest in 1953. The Hillary steps (leading to the peak) were named after him. He did a tremendous amount of work in Nepal helping the people there.

He is on the $NZ5 note. His funeral service was today. - New Zealand came to a stand-still.

Some musicians here wrote a song, Humble Mountain Man and posted in youtube to share with the world (there are many other videos about Sir Ed in youtube for those wanting to see them).

Here it is:

This is a great tool to use in the classroom with students making songs and videos about famous people they are studying and then posting them onto the Internet.

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