Himalayas Teacher Resources
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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!
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 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.
Middle schoolers define plate tectonics, and explain how the Himalaya Mountains were formed.
Middle schoolers 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.
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 worksheet, 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 instructional activity, 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 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.
For 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 activity, 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.
After viewing a short video about a climb up Mount Everest, high schoolers read about triangulation for measuring distant elevations. Have your class work in groups to construct an inclinometer and then use it to measure the height of three schoolyard trees. The video makes for a fascinating anticipatory set to practicing the triangulation technique.
Mickey Mouse, Elmo, and Tintin? Belgian cartoonist Georges (Herge) Remi’s famous comic character launches a study of primary and secondary source material and the impact these sources have on storytelling. Class members also examine the work of Jason Lutes and his comic series Berlin before researching an unfamiliar culture and crafting their own illustrated adventure narrative.
The images and diagrams included in this presentation really support the lecture well. Viewers should find the explanations of evidence for continent plate separation over time to be very clear. This superb lesson stands on its own but would support any Pangaea topic.
Third graders engage in a lesson which addresses their curiosity about some of the outstanding people-made landmarks of the world. They explore the geographical themes of location and place through literature.
A geography exercise that requires kids to identify the location described by the fictional explorer, Mrs. Waffenschmidt -- in this case, Nepal. It is reproducible and designed to print two per page. One of a series of similar worksheets.