About This Chapter
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
|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.|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 220 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Other chapters within the Geography: Middle School course
- Introduction to Geography
- Tools Used in Geography
- Earth's Spheres and Internal Structure
- Plate Tectonics
- Minerals and Rocks
- Weathering and Erosion
- Rock Deformation and Mountain Building
- Ground Water
- Running Bodies of Water
- The Earth-Sun Relationship
- Solar Radiation & Energy
- Global Temperature Patterns & The Atmosphere
- Atmospheric Pressure and Wind
- Atmospheric, Weather & Wind Patterns
- Atmospheric Moisture, Precipitation & Clouds
- Weather Events
- Geomorphology of Arid Regions
- Oceans & Coasts
- Geologic Time
- The Origin and Dispersal of Humans and Culture
- The Impact of Geography on Language & Culture
- The Environment & Human Populations
- The Domestication of Plants & Animals
- The Global Distribution & Characteristics of Soil
- Geography of Land Resources
- Human Movement & Spatial Processes
- Types of Human Settlements
- Ethnicity & Geography
- Modern Economic Systems
- The Economy & Geography
- Political Geography
- Impact of Humans on the Environment
- Renewable Resources
- Nonrenewable Resources
- Environmental Sustainability
- Food and Agriculture
- Solid and Hazardous Waste
- Environmental Risk Analysis
- Ethical and Political Processes of the Environment
- Understanding Geography Using Maps
- The Impact of Religion on Geography
- Early Human Civilizations
- World Conflicts & Geography
- Geography of North America
- Geography of the U.S.
- Geography of Canada
- Geography of the Caribbean & Central & South America
- Geography of Europe
- Geography of Africa & the Middle East
- Geography of South Asia
- Geography of Russia & Central Asia
- Geography of Australia & the Pacific Islands