Social Studies - 2018-19

3.6 b - Geographic Features by Continent (Africa and Asia)

The student will develop map skills by using globes and maps to locate and describe major rivers, mountain ranges, and other geographic features of

b) Asia

Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

  • So that the study of geography (people, places, and environments) helps us understand the relationship between human populations and the physical world
  • So that I know people can change the environment of the place they live
  • So that I know the physical environment affects the people who live there
  • So that I know factors, such as the availability of land, water, other natural resources, and the climate, influence the patterns of human settlement
  • So that I know that people adapt to their environment in different ways


UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

The continents of Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America have unique geographic features.

ESSENTIALS

Major rivers, mountain ranges, and other geographic features of Africa

  • Nile River: The longest river in the world
  • Atlas Mountains: Separate the coastlines of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean from the Sahara Desert
  • Sahara Desert: The largest hot desert in the world

Major rivers, mountain ranges, and other geographic features of Asia

  • Huang He River: Flows through much of China
  • Himalaya Mountains: Home to some of highest peaks on Earth
  • Gobi Desert: Asia’s largest desert

KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: Dec 14, 2018