Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Ancient India: The Geography of South Asia (Day 2)



 Today's Focus Question  How did geography affect life in India?


Introductory Video: Geography and Climate of India  Watch the short video below and be prepared to share something you have already learned about the geography and climate of India and the surrounding region.

                           

The Geography of South Asia: Guided Reading and Notetaking  Today we will continue to learn about the geography and climate of South Asia. You will be taking notes on these important ideas using the The Geography of South Asia - Notetaking Study Guide. You have two different sources available to locate pertinent information. You may utilize the relevant section of your Social Studies textbook here, and/or you may reference the excerpt from your Social Studies workbook below. 

The Indian subcontinent and surroundings.
The Hindu Kush mountains blocked South Asia from the north.
The Himalaya mountain range is a natural barrier that cut off South Asia from China.
The first Indian civilizations began in the Indus River valley.
The Ganges River is another important river in India.

The rains brought by the summer monsoons bring relief from the baking heat. 
Farming in Asia depended on the monsoon rains.
In the winter, dry winds blow from the land to the sea. In the summer, wet winds blow from the oceans onto the land.

Homework  Complete The Geography of South Asia - Notetaking Study Guide, which will be due on Friday, December 5.