Falling Uphill book cover and Scott standing on the edge of Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa
Falling Uphill Teachers guide
Falling Uphill Teacher's guide for classrooms.

Classroom Resources

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. Download this image and print copies.

Free Parent-Teacher Guide to Scott’s bicycle ride around the world

This free guide to Scott’s bicycle ride around the world 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 adventures, and more.

Inspire your students to:

  • To develop basic life skills.
  • To begin mapping their own adventures, whether that be an artist, scientist, or street sweeper.
  • To peek into the world’s cultures, politics, geography and amazing diversity.
  • To partake in regular physical activity and proper nutrition.
  • To live a sustainable life.
  • To develop the skills, like reading, writing and arithmetic, needed to live an amazing life.

Scott is available to visit virtually or in person. More info. And bulk discounts on books for your classroom are available.

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

Falling Uphill: The Secret of Life. A true story about finding happiness in the last place left to look. By Scott Stoll. Book cover.
Falling Uphill: The Secret of Life, children’s edition. A true story about finding happiness in the last place left to look. Read for free online.

More online resources for teachers:

Scott’s favorite movie

A favorite activity

Visit How to Fall Uphill to download this fun worksheet.

How to fall uphill infographic. A bicyclist falls up a mountain until they are standing on the top.
If your dream is a mountain, where are you? Going from the impossible to the possible.

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More stories about the making of Falling Uphill

El Che Guevara and the hammer and sickle tastefully painted on the back of a road sign in Argentina

Where are you from?

I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, Planet Earth, Sol System, Milky Way Galaxy, the Known Universe, and have called various places home.

Cayendo Hacia Arriba Paraguay Peace Corp 03

Falling Uphill in Paraguay with the Peace Corps

Scott Stoll is an author from my hometown who served as the U.S. Embassy’s cultural ambassador in Argentina during the 2011-2012 school year. His time in Argentina and collaboration with Argentine schools resulted in a Spanish language version of his book, Falling Uphill: The Secret of Life, about his 4 year journey around the world on his bicycle.

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