To learn about the geography, climate, history, and economy of the countries of Southeast Asia.
2 class periods
This activity includes a total of 63 questions. Questions 1-28 can be assigned for the first class period, and the remaining questions 29-63 at the beginning of the second class period.
To begin the activity, students label countries on a map of Southeast Asia, as well as identify which numbers represent various cities and waterways. Atlases and colored pencils should be provided, if available.
Next, class members will answer a series of questions pertaining to straits, peninsulas, and islands in Southeast Asia, and show the locations of its climatic regions by shading a map with different colors or markings.
In a section entitled Southeast Asian Countries Gain Independence, students will read how the Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam became free nations and answer follow-up questions.
A reading section and map based on agriculture in Southeast Asia is used to answer questions 34-53.
The lesson concludes with a short reading section about industry in Southeast Asia. Class members use this information, along with a chart showing the manufactured products, exports, imports, and trading partners of Myanmar, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand, to answer questions 54-63.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment or used as a review exercise later in the school year.