Social Studies - 2019-20

WG.12 b - Physical and Environmental Features of East Asia

The student will analyze the characteristics of the East Asian region by 

b) describing major physical and environmental features;

Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

The vast land expanses of East Asia include plateaus, plains, basins, foothills, mountains, and varied waterways.

ESSENTIALS

Major physical and environmental features 

  • Influence of mountains on population, settlements, movement, and climate o Mountains: Himalayas and Mount Fuji 
    • Flooding and wind 
  • Varied climatic regions, ranging from low- to middle-latitude climates 
  • Natural hazards: Typhoons, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and tsunamis 
  • Bodies of water 
    • Pacific Ocean 
    • Sea of Japan/East Sea 
    • Yangtze River (Chang Jiang) 
    • Yellow River (Huang He) 
    • South China Sea 
  • Abundant arable land 
    • Loess 
    • Plateau of Tibet 
    • Gobi Desert

KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: Jun 13, 2018