Stayin' Alive, or It's The Altitude That Gets You The Attitude
An Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Thematic, Standards-based Unit on survival, exploration, and the impossible dream as told in Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air. Mankind has, over the years, survived many challenges to its survival: biological, environmental, and situational. How does mankind view survival of the human spirit? Presented as a humanity study and explored through both science and math, this unit is to prove the paradox, risking death to survive, and even triumph, is the ultimate in the human experience.