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1 ASIA CONTENTS What s in This Book 2 Section 1: 3 Section 2: Political Divisions of Asia 1 Section 3: Physical Features of Asia 1 Section : Valuable Resources of Asia 67 Section : Asian Culture 89 Section 6: Assessment 109 Section 7: Note Takers 113 Answer Key 119 Downloadable Maps The full-page maps used in this book are available for download on our Web site, as well as two color maps: one projection map of the world and one political map of Asia How to Download: 1 Go to wwwevan-moorcom/resources 2 Enter your address and the resource code for this product EMC373 3 You will receive an with a link to the downloadable maps

2 What s in This Book sections of reproducible information and activity pages centered on five main topics:, Political Divisions, Physical Features, Valuable Resources, and Culture Asia is the biggest of the seven continents on Earth It is the largest in both size and population There are several ways to describe the location of this huge continent Fill in the bubble to answer each question or complete each sentence EUROPE Atlantic NORTH 1 Asia is the largest continent in the world in The majestic Taj Mahal in India is a mausoleum, a type of tomb It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in 1631 The Taj Mahal took 20,000 workers and 22 years to complete Its famous dome is made of white marble and is surrounded by a 300-acre garden with pools that reflect the building s image 𝖠 size AFRICA SOUTH 𝖡 population Indian Southern 𝖢 both size and population AUSTRALIA Southern 𝖣 both number of cities and countries ANTARCTICA Petra is an ancient city carved into the mountains of Jordan It was an important stop on the spice trade route and had a population of about 20,000 residents Although most of the city s homes were destroyed in earthquakes over time, many of its rock-carved buildings still survive, including theaters and temples Petra was even featured in the 1989 film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 𝖠 Africa 𝖡 Antarctica Relative location is the location of a place in relation to another place If someone tells you that he or she lives in the northern part of town near the library, that is an example of relative location 𝖢 Australia 𝖣 Europe On a globe or world map, you can describe Asia s relative location in relation to other continents You can also describe Asia s location in relation to the oceans that surround it 3 Which of the following oceans does not border Asia? When the Great Wall was first built more than 2,000 years ago, it was a series of separate walls constructed by different states The Great Wall as we know it today was completed during the Ming Dynasty (ad ) and stretches,00 miles (8,80 km) through China 𝖡 Arctic 𝖢 Indian The absolute location of a place is like its address Lines on a map or globe called latitude and longitude lines are used to describe exact locations on Earth Lines of latitude run parallel to the equator Lines of longitude run between the North and South poles The lines are numbered, measuring distances in units called degrees For example, China s capital city, Beijing, has an absolute location of 39 degrees north latitude, 116 degrees east longitude (39 N latitude, 116 E longitude) 𝖣 Pacific Which statement is true about Asia? 𝖢 Most of Asia is located in both the Northern and Eastern hemispheres 𝖣 Most of Asia is located in both the Northern and Western hemispheres The exact position of a place using lines of latitude and longitude is called the Most of Asia is located in the Northern and Eastern hemispheres That is why the absolute location of Beijing includes the letters N and E They refer to the hemispheres in which Beijing is located Built in the 12th century in Cambodia, Angkor Wat was built as a Hindu temple and later became a Buddhist temple Every year, it draws hundreds of thousands of tourists, who marvel at its architecture and the elaborate religious and historical scenes that decorate its walls The temple is so famous that its image is featured on the Cambodian flag 𝖡 Asia is located only in the Southern Hemisphere Hemispheres 𝖠 hemisphere 3 How long is the Great Wall of China? Which attraction is featured on the Cambodian flag? a building in Petra Which place was featured in the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade? 6 Why did Emperor Shah Jahan build the Taj Mahal? Great Wall of China 7 What kind of temple was Angkor Wat originally? 8 About how long ago was the Great Wall first built? Angkor Wat A variety of information and activity pages help students explore specific topics in depth 𝖡 absolute location B Which tourist attraction would you most like to visit? Explain your answer 𝖢 relative location 𝖣 intermediate direction The 7 Continents: Asia EMC 373 Evan-Moor Corp 2 What architectural feature makes the ancient city of Petra unique? Taj Mahal Angkor Wat 𝖠 Asia is located only in the Northern Hemisphere You can find the absolute location of specific places in Asia using a projection map, which shows the round Earth on a flat surface and includes lines of latitude and longitude 1 In approximately what year was the Taj Mahal completed? The Great Wall of China 𝖠 Atlantic Absolute Location A Use the information on the other page to help you answer the questions Petra 2 Which continent is directly west of Asia? Relative Location Asian Culture Tourist Attractions Taj Mahal ASIA Pacific Asia is a continent filled with breathtaking cultural and historic sites that draw millions of tourists each year From amazing architecture to ancient places of wonder, Asia contains several world-famous tourist attractions Arctic Asian Culture Tourist Attractions 92 An overview and multiple-choice activity introduce each section The 7 Continents: Asia EMC 373 Evan-Moor Corp Evan-Moor Corp EMC 373 The 7 Continents: Asia Political Divisions Political Divisions Evan-Moor Corp EMC 373 The 7 Continents: Asia Review Central Asia Use words from the box to complete the crossword puzzle 1 China 3 fifty Indonesia Mumbai 6 North Russia Kazakhstan South A crossword puzzle at the end of each section provides a fun review activity Caspian Sea Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan Turkmenistan Tajikistan 31 Maps develop students visual literacy skills 7 8 Across Down 3 The country of 17,00 islands is made up of over is the second-largest city in Asia 8 Asia is the largest region in area, but the smallest in population Assessment Map Test 1 Asia is the largest continent in the world in 𝖠 Qatar 𝖡 population 𝖡 Nepal 𝖢 both size and population 𝖢 Russia 𝖣 number of cities and countries 𝖣 Philippines 𝖠 China and India 𝖡 China and Japan 𝖢 North America 𝖢 Indonesia and Pakistan 𝖣 South America 𝖣 Bangladesh and Vietnam Russia Mumbai Himalayas 𝖠 Northern and Southern 𝖠 Mount Everest Yangtze River Gobi Desert Japan Beijing Indonesia 𝖡 Eastern and Western 𝖡 Altai Mountains 𝖣 Northern and Eastern Asia s into countries are divided regions 2 373indb 2 Endangered? Yes No Physical Characteristics Diet 𝖢 Zagros Mountains 𝖣 Himalaya Mountains 8 The in Asia Animals or Plants Desert is the largest 𝖠 20, 𝖠 Gobi 𝖡 0, 6 𝖡 Thar 𝖢 0, 8 𝖢 Arabian 𝖣 7, 10 𝖣 Taklimakan Behaviors The 7 Continents: Asia EMC 373 Evan-Moor Corp A map quiz and multiple-choice test help assess students knowledge Evan-Moor Corp EMC 373 The 7 Continents: Asia ( of Animal) Description 7 Which mountain range is the highest in Asia and in the world? Indian 𝖢 Southern and Western Interesting Facts 6 Which two countries rank first and second in population? 𝖡 Australia Arabian Desert 6 Location Habitat 𝖠 Europe 3 In which two hemispheres is Asia mostly located? 1 My Trip To Animal Which country is the largest in size, but smallest in population? 𝖠 size 2 Which continent shares a land border with Asia? 8 The 7 Continents: Asia EMC 373 Evan-Moor Corp Draw an Asian animal Write notes about it to complete each section ( of Physical Feature) Fill in the bubble to answer each question or complete each sentence 2 Assessment Multiple-Choice Test 1 6 Asia s population is over four Physical Feature Feature Physical Select a physical feature of Asia Write notes about it to complete each section Write the name of the country, city, landform, or body of water that matches each number Use the names in the box to help you countries India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh are the Asia largest countries in 1 section of open-ended note takers 1 section of assessment activities 1 The largest country in area is 2 Asia is made up of 7 The country with the largest population is billion 2 Aral Sea 3 93 Evan-Moor Corp EMC 373 The 7 Continents: Asia Enemies/Defenses Note takers allow students to research and extend their study The 7 Continents: Asia EMC 373 Evan-Moor Corp Evan-Moor Corp EMC 373 The 7 Continents: Asia 11 The 7 Continents: Asia EMC 373 Evan-Moor Corp 10/7/10 9:0 AM

3 1 SECTION This section introduces students to the location of Asia in the world Students learn about the difference between relative and absolute location, as well as the hemispheres in which Asia lies Students also practice using lines of latitude and longitude to find places on a map Each skill in this section is based on the following National Geography Standards: Essential Element 1: The World in Spatial Terms Standard 1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective CONTENTS Asia s Relative Location 6 Asia s Hemispheres 8 Asia s Absolute Location 10 Using a Projection Map 12 Review 1 Evan-Moor Corp EMC 373 The 7 Continents: Asia 3

4 Asia is the biggest of the seven continents on Earth It is the largest in both size and population There are several ways to describe the location of this huge continent Arctic Pacific NORTH Atlantic EUROPE ASIA AFRICA SOUTH Indian Southern AUSTRALIA Southern ANTARCTICA Relative Location Relative location is the location of a place in relation to another place If someone tells you that he or she lives in the northern part of town near the library, that is an example of relative location On a globe or world map, you can describe Asia s relative location in relation to other continents You can also describe Asia s location in relation to the oceans that surround it Absolute Location The absolute location of a place is like its address Lines on a map or globe called latitude and longitude lines are used to describe exact locations on Earth Lines of latitude run parallel to the equator Lines of longitude run between the North and South poles The lines are numbered, measuring distances in units called degrees For example, China s capital city, Beijing, has an absolute location of 39 degrees north latitude, 116 degrees east longitude (39 N latitude, 116 E longitude) You can find the absolute location of specific places in Asia using a projection map, which shows the round Earth on a flat surface and includes lines of latitude and longitude Hemispheres Most of Asia is located in the Northern and Eastern hemispheres That is why the absolute location of Beijing includes the letters N and E They refer to the hemispheres in which Beijing is located The 7 Continents: Asia EMC 373 Evan-Moor Corp

5 Fill in the bubble to answer each question or complete each sentence 1 Asia is the largest continent in the world in A size B population C both size and population D both number of cities and countries 2 Which continent is directly west of Asia? A Africa B Antarctica C Australia D Europe 3 Which of the following oceans does not border Asia? A Atlantic B Arctic C Indian D Pacific Which statement is true about Asia? A Asia is located only in the Northern Hemisphere B Asia is located only in the Southern Hemisphere C Most of Asia is located in both the Northern and Eastern hemispheres D Most of Asia is located in both the Northern and Western hemispheres The exact position of a place using lines of latitude and longitude is called the A hemisphere B absolute location C relative location D intermediate direction Evan-Moor Corp EMC 373 The 7 Continents: Asia

6 Asia s Relative Location Relative location is the position of a place in relation to another place How would you describe where Asia is located in the world using relative location? Look at the world map on the other page One way to describe Asia s relative location is to name the other continents that border it For example, Asia is east of Europe and north of Australia And Central Asia is northeast of Africa Another way to describe the relative location of Asia is to name the oceans that surround the continent The frigid Arctic borders Asia to the north To the south is the warm Indian The vast Pacific borders Asia to the east A Use the map on the other page to complete the paragraph about the relative location of Asia Asia is the largest continent in the entire world It is located east of the continent of and north of the island continent of Africa is to the of Central Asia To the north is the cold The Indian is of Asia The borders the continent to the east Asia is a continent that stretches both long and wide B Follow the directions to color the map on the other page 1 Color the continent west of Asia orange 2 Use blue to circle the name of the ocean that is east of Asia 3 Draw a kangaroo next to the island continent south of Asia 6 The 7 Continents: Asia EMC 373 Evan-Moor Corp

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