To provide the class with information about the population distribution, ethnic groups, religions, and languages of Asia.
1 class period
To begin the activity, each student is given a copy of the first lesson page containing Contest 1: Population Distribution. After going over the directions, class members will work individually to decide which one of the underlined choices in boxes 1-9 best completes each sentence. Correct answers are worth either 10, 20, or 30 points. As the teacher, you can set a time limit or wait until all students have completed the contest. I have the kids exchange papers afterwards and then correct answers are announced.
The lesson continues in the same way with two other contests.
Contest 1: Population Distribution
Contest 2: Ethnic Groups
Contest 3: Religions and Languages
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.