South Asia is a diverse world region of majestic landforms, ancient cultures, and rapidly expanding population, Traditionally, students are asked to describe a country using physical features, but this lesson focuses on the use of demographic data to write inferences about a country. Students will have a brief overview of the the seven countries of South Asia. Then they will use the CIA World Factbook online to sort data by topic and country. After they complete a data chart for each country, they will make inferences about the country or contrast two countries using the same topic. Students will also learn a key economic term--Gross Domestic Product (GDP)--and relate it to other aspects of the country.
How can we use statistics to describe the countries of South Asia?
Other Instructional Materials or Notes:
Chromebook or other computer access for each student or pairs of students
Whiteboard or other presentation system for instructor use
Google Classroom so that each student can access the class presentation and Google Docs online; or appropriate copies of handouts for the class assignments
Globes, maps, atlases for student use
Google Slides Presentation with speaker notes for each slide
Google docs Data Chart, Inference compostition instructions, and assessment rubric
- WG-1 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the physical and human characteristics of places, including the creation of regions and the ways that culture and experience influence the perception of place.
- Physical and human characteristics define or give meaning to places, and geographers use and analyze regions to manage and interpret Earth’s complexity. To analyze and synthesize information to solve problems and answer questions about the compl...
Lesson Created By: Ramsey Hardin