Southeast Asia: Geographic Passport


World Cultures South and Southeast Asia Southeast Asia: Geographic Passport
Students are introduced to the physical geography of Southeast Asia. They explore maps and create their own in order to understand geographic features of the region. They learn about the Ring of Fire and its effect on Southeast Asia. Finally, they focus on the connection between geographical setting and human patterns of movement.

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Overview:

In this experience, students are introduced to the physical geography of Southeast Asia. They explore maps and create their own in order to understand geographic features of the region. They learn about the Ring of Fire and its effect on Southeast Asia. Finally, they focus on the connection between geographical setting and human patterns of movement.

Objectives:

  • Describe the physical features and climate regions of Southeast Asia.
  • Analyze the relationships between physical geography and human patterns of movement.


Southeast Asia consists of eleven different countries, both mainland and islands: Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Philippines, Myanmar, Malaysia, Laos, East Timor, Cambodia, and Brunei. This vast region includes rivers, rainforests, mountain ranges, deltas, and active volcanoes. In this experience you will learn about the physical features and climate of this diverse region—and how those features have connected with human patterns of movement over time.

Objectives:

  • Describe the physical features and climate regions of Southeast Asia.
  • Analyze the relationships between physical geography and human patterns of movement.




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To begin your exploration of Southeast Asia, watch the video Southeast Asia.


Write one fact you learned from the video and one question you have based on the video.



As a class, discuss the facts that students learned. Then discuss student questions. Encourage students to look for answers to their questions as the experience proceeds. If there is time at the end, return to student questions to see if they were answered.


Students will be using the National Geographic Mapmaker site and tool in the next scene. If they need additional guidance on using the tool, refer to the Making Maps: Tutorial experience.

When everyone is ready to continue, unlock the next scene.


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