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Sir Edmund Hillary

Objectives of learning about Sir Edmund Hillary:

  • You can show that you know key facts about  episodes in the life of a famous person;
  • You show understanding of key changes in post-war society and culture;
  • You can explain the importance of an individual to the history of the period;
  • You can choose and communicate appropriate information from historical sources

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* identify Edmund Hillary from pictorial evidence and extract information
* investigate, using secondary sources, some characteristic features of the 1950s
* identify key reasons for the decision to climb Everest in 1953
* examine the portrayal of a key event from contemporary newspaper and TV news reports
* provide an account of a historical event based on more than one source
* compile a historical narrative
* select information to represent key aspects of a biography
* begin to evaluate the impact of an individual on the history of his times
* carry out personal research
* examine the different ways in which different cultures and countries may regard an individual
Early Years
Everest
Antarctica and
Other Adventures
Himalayan Trust
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everest

antarctic
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An interview with Sir Edmund Hillary
Interview Click on the picture to read the interview.  Most of the interview is on video too, and you can watch it by clicking on the Video tab at the bottom of each section of boxed text. 
There are 6 pages of interview

Biographies
NZ Edge
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Wikipedia
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APM
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Britannica
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Kids Encyclopaedia
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Check out the video on the right hand side!