In this lesson, students work in pairs, or small groups of three or four, to learn about the geography of the Central Asian steppe. They are given a list of available resources and climate of the region, and are given guiding questions to help them create a survival plan. After a class discussion, there is a brief video showing modern Mongolian nomads leading their animals on a long and dangerous migration, and an exit slip in which students need to unscramble sentences using their knowledge of the geography of Central Asia. This can be taken out and changed based on the ability and learning preferences of your students.
Before the activity begins, the day's vocab, "Steppe" and "Nomad" should be put on the board or screen. I also show a few pictures of the steppe and ask students to come up with their own definitions.