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Students create and record a model of mountain formation. They identify major mountain building formations. Students understand how the Himalaya Mountains were formed, why they are located near Bhutan, and why they are becoming larger.
Students define plate tectonics, and explain how the Himalaya Mountains were formed.
A fascinating lesson on how solar power is utilized by people who live in the Himalayas is here for you. In it, learners perform a case study which will help them understand that solar energy is a renewable resource, that geography affects the distribution of solar energy, and that sunlight is a underused source of energy. This impressive, 19-page plan is chock-full of worksheets, maps, photographs, websites, and detailed descriptions of high-level activities. Terrific!
Hire a yak and follow this group through Tibet and up Mt. Everest. Visit the highest monastery in the world and hear the chants of the monks that live there.
For this landforms worksheet, students take notes in a chart about the landforms and regions of South Asia as they read an article. They also answer comprehension questions.
Students describe the physical forces that formed and shaped the Himalaya, then discuss the physical geography of Mount Everest and how it influences the routes climbers take to the summit.
Students explain what life would be like in a typical Himalayan village in Nepal, and compare their life with the life of a child living in a small village high up in the Himalaya Mountains.
Have your middle schoolers consider the effects of monsoons, the Himalayas, and geographical location on the development of Indian culture. This presentation provides a slight glimpse into this vast topic and could be used as a discussion-starter or class warm-up.
In this Himalayas worksheet, students read about land masses that collided to form the Himalayas and other mountain ranges. Students answer three critical thinking questions about the reading and the Himalayas.
Gloriously adorned with a glimpse of the Taj Mahal, these slides detail important facts and characteristics of South Asian cultures, such as India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and several other surrounding countries. Slides cover the topography, climate, demographics, and vegetation of South Asia with maps and colorful photographs. Your class will beg you to plan their next field trip to the countries of South Asia after seeing this presentation!
In this South Asia worksheet, students complete seventeen passages by filling in missing words and phrases without using a word bank.
In this weather worksheet, students complete passages by filling in missing words and phrases without using a word bank. The focus is on South Asia.
In this geography research instructional activity, students use the library or Internet to determine which river is the chief river of India that rises in the Himalaya Mountains. They write the answer on the blue line, write a short essay about the topic, and draw a picture to accompany the answer.
Students complete a unit on geographic regions of the world. They identify various cities, countries, and geographic features on a world map, and locate information based on Internet clues.
In this Nepal and Bhutan learning exercise, students complete a graphic organizer and answer key questions after reading about these nations.
Students watch a video of the series "Little Einstiens." After watching the video, they explain the characteristics of each character. They develop music to add to the video and listen to music of Beethoven. They examine a painting by Van Gogh to end the lesson.
In this science worksheet, students read a content passage concerning facts about Mount Everest. Then they answer 6 questions and the answer sheet is on page 3.
In this Mt. Everest worksheet, students read about Mt. Everest and answer short answer questions about it. Students complete 4 questions.
Students explore Earth science by answering geology study questions. In this plate tectonics lesson, students identify where tectonic plates exist, how they move and the impact they have on the surface of the earth. Students view visual images of plates on the Internet and create a model of earth's layers using arts and crafts materials.
Seventh graders observe and discuss an overhead transparency map of South Asia. In small groups, they label a blank map of South Asia, and listen to a lecture on the realm.

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