Social Studies - 2019-20
WG.11 d - Cultural Influences and Landscapes of South and Southeast Asia
The student will analyze the characteristics of the South Asian and Southeast Asian regions by
d) recognizing cultural influences and landscapes.
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
A distinctive feature of the region is its cultural diversity.
In the past, differences in the physical environment have enabled various areas to develop in isolation and adapt to the environment. Over the years, external influences have given way to a blend of different customs and traditions.
- Areas of extremely dense and sparse population
- Contrast between rural and urban areas
- Religious diversity: Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Christianity
- Religious conflicts (Hindu vs. Muslim)
- Taj Mahal
- Angkor Wat
- Mosques, minarets
- Temples and shrines
- Terraced rice fields