Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Asia Unit Resources


Hello Friends! Yesterday we started a fun new unit on Asia. I have complied a list of resources below that would be great for a study on Asia. A while back we created an Asia continent box. They are easy to make and make great holders for all things related to Asia. Click here to see my post regarding our continent boxes. 


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Asia Resources 

Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. It covers 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area and comprises 30% of its land area. With approximately 4.3 billion people, it hosts 60% of the world's current human population.

Connections Asia - lots of Printables
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Asia has the world’s highest mountainMt. Everest
Mount Everest
http://staff.dunlapcusd.net/dms/Teachers/tnoonen/TheAtmosphere.htm
Sir Edmund Percival Hillary was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. On the 29th of May 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers confirmed as having reached the summit of Mount Everest.
The late great Sir Edmund Hillary, first to climb Mt. Everest, tells Forbes Adventurer Jim Clash in his own words what is was like to reach the top with Tenzing Norgay in 1953.
Another Coloring Page
Jordan Romero, 13, became the youngest person ever to climb Mt. Everest.
Asia has the world’s deepest lakeLake Baikal.
Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal - Great learning page
The Coolest Stuff on the Planet - Lake Baikal
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Asia has the third-longest river in the world 
The Yangtze Riverknown in China as the Chang Jiang or Yangzi, is the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world. It flows for 6,418 kilometers  or 3,988 mi.
The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric dam that spans the Yangtze River by the town of Sandouping, located in Yiling DistrictYichangHubei province, China. The Three Gorges Dam is the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity.
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Great Wall of China, http://publicdomainclip-art.blogspot.com/2007/09/great-wall-of-china.html
The Great Wall of China is a wall that covers much of the northern border of China. If you take the length of the entire wall, plus various branches, it is around 5,500 miles long! No wonder they call it the Great Wall. 
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More Resources for Asia 
Asia Kids Society  - Games, Stories, Art, and More
Friends, there is so much to learn about Asia. I could make this post never ending. I must stop here though. I truly hope you find something useful.

3 comments:

  1. I'm glad I saw this on Throwback Thursday. We're getting ready to head into Asia in our geography study. :-)

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    1. :) Fantastic! Glad you found it as well. Asia was a fun study for my daughters and I.

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  2. What a wonderful collection of resources for learning about Asia. We aren't going to be learning about Asia this year, but I have been this post for later reference. Thanks for stopping by and joining in with Throwback Thursday Blog-Style. I can't wait to see what you share this week.

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