This interesting and highly-stimulating lesson enables students to describe and understand the key aspects of physical geography (e.g. climates, vegetation belts, flora, fauna, mountains, and rivers) and human geography (e.g. types of settlement, populations, use of resources, and trade) in the vast and varied continent of Asia. Whilst gaining a wide range of knowledge about the content, students also become familiar with a wide range of vocabulary pertinent to the geography curriculum.
The lesson follows a clear, logical, bite-size learning journey, which guides students towards relevant and constructive learning objectives. Over the course of this journey, they become able to:
- Identify Asia on a map, and identify the countries and regions within Asia;
- Understand key information about the physical and human geography of the content, through a fun, interactive quiz;
- Retrieve, share, and describe their understanding of the physical and human geography of specific locations in Asia (Dubai, Yala National Park, Gobi Desert, and Tokyo) through a jigsaw model task;
- Complete a case study of the physical and human geography of their own place in Asia, and describe their findings to others;
-Peer assess each other's descriptions using the learning objectives.
This resource pack includes:
- A visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation;
- Key case-study information sheets on Dubai, the Gobi Desert, Yala National Park and Tokyo;
- A blank case study template;
- A detailed lesson plan, complete with what the teacher and students should aim to achieve at each stage of the lesson.
All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the PowerPoint. Note: The final task works best with access to ICT/internet resources.