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Follow a fabulous slide show on how monsoons form and how satellite technology is being used to observe the phenomena, explaining why they occur. Afterward, visit the TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission) website to access actual data and write about current weather patterns. 
Students develop an understanding of the atmospheric processes underlying the Indian Monsoon. They explore the use data to make a scientific argument. They listen to lecture on atmospheric circulation processes.
Few things are as fascinating as the challenge of climbing Mount Everest. This lesson investigates how monsoon weather impacts climbers. To begin, you are instructed to show various video clips. The only one directly provided, however, has a singular use of inappropriate language that may prevent you from wanting to show this particular clip. The rest of the lesson involves analyzing winter and summer weather maps for the area and creating climographs of two different locations. 
Summer monsoons have shaped much of India's landscape and culture. Here is a cause and effect graphic organizer intended to help the class read effectively. They will read the provided text, then use the organizer to note causes and effects of Monsoon season in India. 
Get your scientists thinking critically about climate with this challenging worksheet, which has learners complete 10 analogies using climate terms. They also read a paragraph about monsoons in India and answer interpretation questions. Learners practice supporting claims as they agree or disagree with 3 statements, and finally refine the concepts they have learned by answering 3 critical thinking questions. This in intended to be used with the Holt Earth Science text.
Students study the geographic features of the Indian Ocean and examine how the monsoon influenced maritime trading patterns before 1500. They investigate why certain areas made good trading posts and why these areas attracted trade. They look at contemporary maritime trading patterns in the Indian Ocean.
Learners examine the effects of the monsoon season on India. They read a handout, answer discussion questions, conduct Internet research, and participate in a jigsaw cooperative learning activity.
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.
For this Living with Extreme Weather worksheet, students take notes in a chart about the causes and effects of extreme weather, then answer two comprehension questions about it after reading.
Students discuss words they might use to describe the wind. They write a Haikupoem about a windy day that they experienced. They discuss names of special winds that blow only certain times of the year and only in certain places (monsoon, chinook, etc.) and locate the places on a map in which they occur.
In this Planned Cities on the Indus worksheet, students list key characteristics of the first Indian civilization in a web diagram, then write about how monsoons affected the climate and people of this area.
High schoolers define monsoons and their significance for South Asia. They analyze the impact of the monsoon on many aspects of life in India. They realize that understanding monsoons is a key to understanding India.
Pupils explore the effects of massive flooding in Pakistan. In this global issues lesson, students read an article about  monsoons and flooding in Pakistan. Pupils respond to discussion questions based on the article.
In this Asia map worksheet, students label the countries on the provided blank outline map of Asia. The countries labelled should be countries that experience monsoons.
The climate found in different regions of India is the focus of this brief presentation. Learners discover that India has three main seasons; winter, summer, and monsoon. There isn't a lot for pupils to do with this PowerPoint, but it does contain some interesting information.
In this Monsoon Wedding activity, learners view the movie Monsoon Wedding and answer questions about the differences from the Delhi wedding and how we do things in the U.S. Students answer 15 questions about the movie.
Economic principles and world history are beautifully woven together in this history presentation on medieval Indian Ocean trading. The narrator discusses the unprecedented self-regulation executed by merchants along the Indian Ocean trade routes, as well as reviews the importance of monsoon winds and the spread of products, ideas, and the religion of Islam. 
China, India, and Africa are all players in the trade, culture, conflict, and politics that marked a 300 year period in tropical Afro-Asian history. This comprehensive presentation covers environment, economics, religion, and the effects of Islamic conflict occurring from 1200-1500 AD. Cultural effects of these interactions are also covered.
Take a peek into the very interesting world of Ancient India. These slides provide insight into the geography, climate, social structure, architecture, and trade skills of Ancient Indus Valley dwellers. An archaeological view is taken, each image shows a variety of excavated sites and artifacts that tell us all we know. Excellent!
Here is a fascinating topic: the upwelling of ocean waters. Oceanography pupils learn what mechanisms cause upwelling, types of upwelling, and the effects on marine life. Colorful satellite imagery and informative diagrams bring this topic to the surface. Add this slide show to your collection of oceanography resources and use it when covering ocean motion. 

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