China and Its Neighbors: Geographic Passport


World Cultures East Asia China and Its Neighbors: Geographic Passport
Students are introduced to the physical geography of China and create a geographical passport for the country. Then they create a map that compares China to Taiwan and Mongolia. Finally, students research either Taiwan or Mongolia to learn more about one of those countries and describe a place they would like to visit and why.

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Overview:

In this experience, students are introduced to the physical geography of China and create a geographical passport for the country. Then they create a map that compares China to Taiwan and Mongolia. Finally, students research either Taiwan or Mongolia to learn more about one of those countries and describe a place they would like to visit and why.

Objectives:

  • Describe the physical features and climate of China, Taiwan, and Mongolia.
  • Compare and contrast features of China, Taiwan, and Mongolia.


Nearly as large as the United States, China has a wide range of landscapes that include the tallest mountain in the world and the third largest river in the world. In this experience, you’ll discover some of these physical features of China—and of two nearby countries, Taiwan and Mongolia.

Objectives:

  • Describe the physical features and climate of China, Taiwan, and Mongolia.
  • Compare and contrast features of China, Taiwan, and Mongolia.




Dragon Gate Gorge on the Daning River, a tributary of the Yangtze River


Go to this interactive Map of China. Now click the following buttons on the map to hear some of the sounds of the vast country of China:

  • Muslim Prayers
  • Buddhist Monks
  • Catholic Choir
  • Ancient Song
  • Industrial City
  • Remote Stream


What do these sounds reveal to you about the country of China?

Post your answer

Answers will vary. Students will likely note that the country is large, diverse, urban, rural, many religions, etc.


What other words do you associate with China? To list more than one, separate them with a comma, like this: Rome, Paris.

Post your answer

Discuss what students know. Encourage students to list questions they have about China and track them to be sure they get answered by the end of the experience.


If you have a question about China, enter it below. If someone has already entered your question, try to think of a different one.



Let’s find out more about the geography of this amazing country.


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