The book begins with a chapter on "Failure"and follows a thread of the value of education that includes insight into how the lack of education around the world is a greater threat to our national security than WMDs or Oil. Greg Mortenson's journey provides a multitude of opportunities for cross curricular education including:
Education Prejudice Global Perspectives War Economics
Communication Government Goals Commitment Terrorism Patriotism
World Hunger Service World Religions
Health Care Injustice Peace
This list is just a partial list of the topics that teachers and students will find common ground to discuss in regards to this text.
The Three Cups of Tea http://www.threecupsoftea.com/ and CAI http://www.ikat.org/ websites offer, educational support materials including lesson plans, handouts and video clips for all grade levels.