Ch 53: Geography of China, Japan & the Koreas

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Let us help you reinforce the lessons you have taught your middle school students on the geography of China, Japan and the Koreas with the video lessons in this chapter. Students can watch the fun videos to get a better grasp of this subject and take lesson quizzes to assess their comprehension of the materials.

Geography of China, Japan & the Koreas - Chapter Summary

The video lessons in this chapter are designed to help your middle school students better understand the geography of China, Japan and the Koreas in a fun and entertaining fashion. Students can watch the short videos, no longer than 10 minutes, to map physical and human characteristics, identify major landforms and examine migration patterns and the distribution of culture groups in East Asia. The video lessons also explore demographics, cultural patterns, major climates and economic characteristics in the region. Lesson quizzes are available to assess your students' comprehension of the materials. You can also access full video transcripts and easily identifiable vocabulary words within the videos and transcripts.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Lesson Objective
Mapping the Physical & Human Characteristics of East Asia Students learn to identify the locations of significant physical human characteristic on a map of East Asia.
Major Landforms of East Asia In this lesson, students identify and map major landforms of places and regions of East Asia.
Geographic Influences on Migration Patterns in East Asia Students examine how migration patterns and the distribution of culture groups have been impacted by physical and human geographic patterns and processes in East Asia.
Demographics of East Asia Students analyze political, economic, social and demographic data to examine East Asia's standard of living and level of development.
Cultural Patterns of East Asia Instructors help students compare patterns of culture like religion, language, customs and systems of education that make East Asia distinctive.
Influence of Geographic Factors on Politics in East Asia Students discover the geographic factors that influence a nation's power to control territory and shape foreign policies and international political relations.
Major Climates of East Asia Students explore the various climates of places and regions in East Asia and analyze how the environment in specific geographical locations reacts to conditions like floods, droughts and hurricanes.
Economies of East Asia This lesson helps students explore economic characteristics of places and regions in East Asia.
Impact of Resources on the Movement of Products, Capital & People in East Asia Students analyze how the patterns of movement of products, capital and people in East Asia are affected by the creation and distribution of resources.
Distribution of Plants & Animals in East Asia Students learn about the distribution of plants and animals using the relationships among climate, soil, geology and vegetation in East Asia.
Comparing Life in Different Locations in East Asia Students evaluate the relationships involved in political, economic, social and environmental changes by comparing life in a variety of cities and nations in East Asia.

11 Lessons in Chapter 53: Geography of China, Japan & the Koreas
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Mapping the Physical & Human Characteristics of East Asia

1. Mapping the Physical & Human Characteristics of East Asia

East Asia is a region with many cultural and natural structures dotting its landscape. Learn about the physical and human characteristics of East Asia, mapping them by country, and examine the most human creations of the region: cities.

Major Landforms of East Asia

2. Major Landforms of East Asia

East Asia is an extensive region rich with an innumerable amount of landforms. Explore the geography of East Asia, learning about some of the major mountains, valleys, canyons, rivers, and lakes dotting its landscape.

Geographic Influences on Migration Patterns in East Asia

3. Geographic Influences on Migration Patterns in East Asia

Migration patterns of populations transitioning from one location to another are influenced by geographic landscape, as well as other factors. Analyze these migration patterns in China, Japan, and both North and South Korea.

Demographics of East Asia

4. Demographics of East Asia

East Asia is a region housing the 1.5 billion people living in China, Japan, and the Korean peninsula. Explore the population of this area and learn about the ethnic group, language, religion, wealth, and age demographics unique to each country.

Cultural Patterns of East Asia

5. Cultural Patterns of East Asia

Despite some similarities, the countries of East Asia all have their own distinct cultures. Explore the diverse cultural patterns of East Asia, looking at the language, ethnicity, religion, and education of China, Japan, and the Korean Peninsula.

Influence of Geographic Factors on Politics in East Asia

6. Influence of Geographic Factors on Politics in East Asia

The political geography of an area studies the dynamics between different governments, often influenced by physical geography. Identify how geographic features influence the politics in East Asia between China, North Korea, Japan, and South Korea.

Major Climates of East Asia

7. Major Climates of East Asia

There are several major climates present across East Asia, each carrying different weather patterns. Examine the distribution of climates in Japan, the Koreas, and Eastern China, and recognize the impact of the mountains in China and Tibet.

Economies of East Asia

8. Economies of East Asia

The economies of East Asian countries vary in structure and monetary output. Identify distinctions between the socialist market economy of China, the command economy of North Korea, and the free market economy of South Korea.

Impact of Resources on the Movement of Products, Capital & People in East Asia

9. Impact of Resources on the Movement of Products, Capital & People in East Asia

The mobility of East Asian groups was impacted by the resources available for production and trade. Learn the abundant reuses in China, Japan, and the Koreas, and the development of each through resource production, and raising capital.

Distribution of Plants & Animals in East Asia

10. Distribution of Plants & Animals in East Asia

East Asia is a vast region full of wildlife unique to its varied climates. Discover the East Asia wilds, learning about some plants and animals native to China, Japan, and the Korean peninsula.

Comparing Life in Different Locations in East Asia

11. Comparing Life in Different Locations in East Asia

From adhering to hierarchical structures to universal respect for authority and their elders to rules of public decorum, the East Asian countries of China, Japan, North Korea, and South Korea have several things in common. Compare and contrast the similarities and also many of the differences that have evolved between the cultures and life in the countries of East Asia.

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