今回、ヨセミテ国立公園を選んだのは、やるからには自分が 知らない世界遺産を調べようと思ったこと、また、自然遺産に興味があったからです。 調べていくうちにヨセミテの良さや日本では考えられないような壮大な自然環境を知り、 とても驚きました。この授業を通して知った様々な遺産にいつか行くことができたらと 思いました。
（青山学院大学 経済学部経済学科 浜崎祥太）
Pre-reading Questions:1. What country is Yosemite National Park in?
2. Have you ever heard of Yosemite National Park?
Yosemite National Park,United States of America
Inscribed :1984 Criteria: (vii)(viii)
Yosemite National Park lies in the heart of California. With its 'hanging' valleys, many waterfalls, cirque lakes, polished domes, moraines and U-shaped valleys, it provides an excellent overview of all kinds of granite relief fashioned by glaciation. At 600-4,000 m, a great variety of flora and fauna can also be found here.
YOSEMITE National Park (UNESCO)
Yosemite is a glaciated landscape, and the scenery that resulted from the interaction of the glaciers and the underlying rocks was the basis (A) its preservation as a national park.
Iconic landmarks such as Yosemite Valley, Hetch Hetchy, Yosemite Falls, Vernal and Nevada Falls, Bridalveil Fall, Half Dome, the Clark Range, and the Cathedral Range are known throughout the world (B) the photographs of countless photographers, both amateur (C) professional. Landforms that are the result of glaciation include U-shaped canyons, jagged peaks, rounded domes, waterfalls, and moraines. Glacially-polished granite is further evidence of glaciation, and is (D) in Yosemite National Park.
Air pollution is currently (E) as one of the most significant threats to the resources of the Sierra Nevada. Sources are local, regional, and in some instances, global. The National Park Service in cooperation with state and other federal agencies are making concerted efforts to (F) the damage caused by air pollution. This is done by an intensive monitoring program, support for research, and expanding the education of park visitors and those concerned about the future of Yosemite National Park.
(G) people have lived in the Yosemite region for as long as 8,000 years. By the mid-nineteenth century, when native residents had their first contact with non-Indian people, they were primarily of Southern Miwok ancestry. (H), trade with the Mono Paiutes from the east side of the Sierra for pinyon pine nuts, obsidian, and other materials from the Mono Basin resulted in many unions between the two tribes.
pinyon pine nuts
Yosemite National Park(U.S. National Park Service)
by Shota Hamasaki, Aoyama Gakuin University
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