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Title: Geography of Southern


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Geographyof Southern Eastern Asia
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Essential QuestionWhere are the major physical
features and nations of Southern Eastern Asia
located?
  • Standards
  • SS7G9a. Locate on a world and regional political-
    physical map
  • Ganges River, Huang He (Yellow River), Indus
    River, Mekong River, Yangtze (Chang Jiang) River,
    Bay of Bengal, India Ocean, Sea of Japan, South
    China Sea, Yellow Sea, Gobi Desert, Taklimakan
    Desert, Himalayan Mountains, and Korean
    Peninsula.
  • SS7G9b. Locate on a world and regional
    political-physical map the countries of China,
    India, Indonesia, Japan, North Korea, South
    Korea, and Vietnam.

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Where is Southern Eastern Asia?Use Google
Earth
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Activating Strategy
With an elbow partner, see how many of Southern
Eastern Asias physical features you can
identify. Use the Word Bank on the handout. Next,
see if you can locate the specified countries.
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Southern Eastern Asia Physical Features
Use the Physical Features Map to record your
answers.
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Southern Eastern Asia Physical Features
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Gobi Desert
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Gobi Desert
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Gobi Desert Asias largest desert that stretches
across southern Mongolia and northern China.
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Southern Eastern Asia Physical Features
2
Huang He (Yellow) River
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Huang He (Yellow) River
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Huang He (Yellow) River Chinas second largest
river that causes devastating floods. It is named
for the muddy yellow silt it carries
12
Southern Eastern Asia Physical Features
3
Yangtze River
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Yangtze River
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Yangtze River Largest and longest river in
China very important because it provides
hydroelectric power, water for irrigation, and
transportation for cargo ships.
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Southern Eastern Asia Physical Features
4
Mekong River
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Mekong River
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Mekong River Flows through China, Myanmar
(Burma), Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam.
One of the regions most important crops, rice,
is grown in the river basin.
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Southern Eastern Asia Physical Features
5
Ganges River
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Ganges River
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Ganges River Starts in the Himalayan Mountains
most important river in India because it runs
through the most fertile and highly populated
areas considered sacred by the Hindu religion.
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Southern Eastern Asia Physical Features
6
Himalayan Mountains
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Himalayan Mountains
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Himalayan Mountains Worlds highest mountain
range that sits along the northern edge of India
includes Mount Everest, the highest mountain in
the world.
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Southern Eastern Asia Physical Features
7
Taklimakan Desert
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Taklimakan Desert
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Taklimakan Desert Located in northwestern China
between two mountain ranges
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Southern Eastern Asia Physical Features
8
Indus River
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Indus River
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Indus River Begins high in the Himalayas and
slowly runs through India and Pakistan provides
water for one of the largest irrigation systems
in the world
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Southern Eastern Asia Physical Features
9
Indian Ocean
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Indian Ocean
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Indian OceanThird largest ocean lies between
Africa, Asia, and Australia
33
Southern Eastern Asia Physical Features
10
Bay of Bengal
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Bay of Bengal
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Bay of Bengal An arm of the Indian Ocean with
India on its west many large rivers, including
the Ganges, flow into it
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Southern Eastern Asia Physical Features
11
South China Sea
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South China Sea
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South China Sea Lies between Vietnam and the
Philippines has violent monsoons and typhoons.
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Southern Eastern Asia Physical Features
12
Yellow Sea
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Yellow Sea
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Yellow Sea An arm of the Pacific Ocean that
lies between China and Korea it becomes the East
China Sea south of the Korean Peninsula
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Southern Eastern Asia Physical Features
13
Korean Peninsula
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Korean Peninsula
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Korean Peninsula Extends out from China in
between the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan
divided into two countries
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Southern Eastern Asia Physical Features
14
Sea of Japan
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Sea of Japan
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Sea of Japan An arm of the Pacific Ocean that
lies between the continent of Asia and Japan
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Distributed Summarizing
Pretend that you are an exchange student studying
in Southern Eastern Asia. Write a short letter
to a parent or friend describing some of the
sights you have seen. Include a description of at
least 7 physical features in your letter.
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Countries of Southern Eastern Asia
Use the Countries Map to record your answers.
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China
1
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India
2
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Vietnam
3
53
Indonesia
4
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North Korea
5
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South Korea
6
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Japan
7
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Southern Eastern Asia Physical Features and
Countries MatchingActivity
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Summarizing Strategy
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