Grade 7

rappeller on a mountainside
Bold Actions

Meet risk-takers and record-breakers who’ve battled incredible odds.

Tall ship

Crossing the Ocean Blue

Source: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

The great explorer Christopher Columbus left Spain in 1492 on a voyage of exploration. The 3 ships he set off with were believed to be “technology that was far ahead of its time”. Think of this connection and about why this article appears on The American Society of Mechanical Engineers website.

large rocks on a mountain

Dashrath Manjhi Road

Source: Atlas Obscura

Dashrath Manjhi, also known as “Mountain Man” spent 22 years carving a road through a mountain with hammer and chisel in Bihar, India. Read about what drove him to do this painstaking work and the long lasting impact it had on the people of his village.

hikers feet and mountain view

A Privileged Walk

Source: The Children and Nature Network

Maricruz Mosqueda–born in Mexico but a native of Colorado–takes on a solo hike through the Pacific Coast Trail in the hope of inspiring, in particular, young immigrants like herself to experience the mental and physical benefits of the great outdoors.

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