Blank world map
Blank world map. This high res, black and white, printer-friendly map is perfect for students to begin planning their journey around the world. Start by adding in the World Wonders.

Teacher and Reader Guides

We hope you enjoy these thought-provoking questions, quizzes and more. Please send us any ideas you have.

Reader’s Group Guide

A list of thought-provoking questions to help your group re-live the adventures of Falling Uphill: One man’s quest for happiness, and perhaps re-imagine the possibilities of life.

  • Download the Reader’s Guide PDF for adults.
  • Submit your ideas.
  • Scott is also available to visit your reader’s group for a chapter reading or mini slideshow. (Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago metros only.)
  • Get bulk discounts on Falling Uphill for your reading club.
  • Contact us for details.

Parent-Teacher Guide

The guide to Scott’s slideshow and Falling Uphill: The Young Adult Edition includes an exercise for turning dreams into reality, a world-travel trivia quiz, exercises for planning and mapping a world adventure, travel writing lessons, class discussions, Backyard Adventure assignments and more. I spent a week to create this extensive lesson, so it is only available upon request, please contact us.

Bulk discounts for your classroom are available. Scott is also available to visit in-person or through Skype video conference. More info.

Inspire your students to:
  • To be the creators of their own life.
  • To begin imagining the “impossible”
  • To develop basic life skills.
  • To begin mapping their own adventures, whether that be artist, scientist or street sweeper.
  • To peek into the world’s cultures, politics, geography and amazing diversity…
  • To motivate students to partake in regular physical activity and proper nutrition.
  • To educate students to live a sustainable life.
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More stories about the making of Falling Uphill

The US Embassy of Argentina delivering books to a local school.

Ambassador Martinez visits Fuerte Apache school

Ambassador Vilma Martinez visited a school at “Fuerte Apache” to share an activity with the students and encourage personal and professional development among children who live in vulnerable conditions,

Vamos Chicas Paraguay Peace Corp-12

Vamos Chicas Vamos

The Spanish edition of my “Falling Uphill” kids book “Cayendo Hacia Arriba” is being used by the Peace Corp in Paraguay to teach kids how to read and dream.

How to fall uphill infographic. A bicyclist falls up a mountain until they are standing on the top.

How to fall uphill

The first part of being a good adventurer is knowing where you are, and this worksheet helps you figure that out. It also gives a hint about what to do if you are stuck. Based on Scott’s adventure around the world on a bicycle.

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