All About Asia

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The lesson introduces students to the continent of Asia.  Students are familiar with the seven continents but may not have much knowledge of each continent, the countries, people, attractions, and other information about the continent.  This is one lesson in a series of lessons related to each of the seven continents, when students can “travel” around the world learning about other cultures and peoples.  It is recommended students view one or more videos to enhance their “trips” to the continent.

All About Asia Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about All About Asia
  • Hands-on homework activities
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 3-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

Provide your students with an overview of the continent of Asia using this lesson.  The lesson focuses on the diversity found in Asia, including the variety of religions practiced, and the eight different climate types.  Five Asian countries are mentioned along with a few details about the country and the country flag: China, India, Japan, Vietnam and Qatar.  Attractions in Asia such as Mount Everest and the Terracotta Army are also introduced.  This is one lesson in a series of lessons related to each of the seven continents, when students can “travel” around the world learning about other cultures and peoples.  It is recommended students view one or more videos to enhance their “trips” to the continent.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction: 

  1. Display images of landmarks or attractions in Asia. Ask students where they might find it in the world.
  2. Allow for responses. Ask students why they think it is an important landmark.
  3. Allow for responses and discussion. Ask students what countries in the world have the most people.
  4. Allow for responses. Once China and India are identified, ask students to name the advantages and disadvantages of large populations.
  5. Allow for responses and discussion. Introduce All About Asia.
  6. Distribute All About Asia content pages. Read and review the information with the students.  Use a map of Asia during the content reading, identifying different countries and geographic features of the continent for the class.  Save the final question for the lesson closing.  Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  7. Distribute Activity page. Read and review the instructions.  Pair students.  Students create their own maps.  Distribute colored pencils.  Allow students time to outline and label each country (and capital) in Asia using an Internet resource or other source.
  8. Once completed, announce a country aloud, and students will identify the region where the country is found and its capital city. This may be conducted using teams of students.
  9. Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses.
  10. Distribute the Homework page. The next day, check and review the students’ responses.

Common Core State Standards: 

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, 7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, 7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, 7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.3, 7

Class Sessions (45 minutes): At least 2 class sessions

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Additional information

Grade Level

3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

Subject

Social Studies