Major Countries Cities of Asia (Geography Introduction)

Major Countries Cities of Asia (Geography Introduction)
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Asia Geography Worksheets for Australian Curriculum

I designed this series of worksheets to be used as a general orientation to Asia for Middle School students.

(This worksheet is available in a package with multiple worksheets here: Duffy's Asia Australia Geography Worksheets Package)

I have been developing them to be an introduction to an integrated unit of Year 8 History (Shogunate Japan) and Year 8 Geography (Unit 2: Changing Nations).

Each of these worksheets has been designed for students to make connections between their own world (i.e. Australia) and that of Asia. Each involves access to Google Maps, Wikipedia or the CIA World Factbook, though I have used printouts when faced with technical emergencies (such as the frequent disruption of my school’s network!). Each involves visual tasks, written tasks and several numeracy tasks (such as plotting graphs and calculation speed).

Each worksheet is provided as a PDF for immediate use, but also with the original Word or Powerpoint file for easy adaptation.


Major Countries and Cities of Asia

This map involves identifying, colouring and labelling of the major countries of Asia. Students also research and complete basic demographic information such as population, currency and religions. Students also identify the top 10 cities of Asia, and compare their population to a city they are familiar with (the sheet suggests Sydney, though you can adapt this to suit your needs).
The tasks are aimed at developing an awareness of the location and size of countries the students may be aware of but may not know where they are: for this reason Afghanistan and Iraq are included. Similarly, I hope students will begin to get an awareness of just how populous Asia is.


Australian Curriculum Links

Year 6 AC Geography:

The location of the major countries of the Asia region in relation to Australia and the geographical diversity within the region (ACHGK031)
Differences in the economic, demographic and social characteristics between countries across the world (ACHGK032)

Year 8 AC Geography: Unit 1 ‘Landforms and Landscapes’

The different types of landscapes and their distinctive landform features (ACHGK048)
The geomorphic processes that produce landforms, including a case study of at least one landform (ACHGK050)

Year 8 AC Geography: Unit 2 ‘Changing Nations’

The causes and consequences of urbanisation, drawing on a study from Indonesia, or another country of the Asia region (ACHGK054)

AC Geography Skills and Inquiry:

• Collect, select and record relevant geographical data and information, using ethical protocols, from appropriate primary and secondary sources (ACHGS056)
• … represent data in a range of appropriate forms, for example, climate graphs, compound column graphs, population pyramids, tables, field sketches and annotated diagrams, with and without the use of digital and spatial technologies (ACHGS057)
• Analyse geographical data and other information using qualitative and quantitative methods, and digital and spatial technologies as appropriate, to identify and propose explanations for spatial distributions, patterns and trends and infer relationships (ACHGS059)
• Apply geographical concepts to draw conclusions based on the analysis of the data and information collected (ACHGS060)

Year 8 AC History: Shogunate Japan Depth Study
Used as a general introduction to Asia.

Year 10 AC Geography: Unit 2: Geography of Human Wellbeing
Used as a general introduction to Asia.


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