South Asia The Physical Geography
Standard 8.2.1 <ul><li>You should be able to identify the major political features of the region </li></ul><ul><li>Demonst...
 
Pakistan Capital: Islamabad
 
India Capital: New Delhi
 
Sri Lanka Capital: Colombo
 
Nepal Capital: Kathmandu
 
Bhutan Capital: Thimphu
 
Bangladesh Capital: Dhaka
Check for Understanding <ul><li>On the handout given to you by the teacher, label the countries in the map to follow under...
2.   1.   3.   4.   5 6.
2. India   1. Sri Lanka 3. Bangladesh   4. Nepal   5. Bhutan 6. Pakistan
Standard 8.2.2 <ul><li>You should be able to IDENTIFY and LOCATE the major physical features of the region </li></ul><ul><...
Let’s Begin <ul><li>Use the section titled “The Land” in your handout to take notes </li></ul>
A Separate Land <ul><li>Subcontinent </li></ul><ul><li>Large, distinct landmass  </li></ul><ul><li>joined to a continent <...
Mountains: The Himalaya <ul><li>Plate tectonics </li></ul><ul><li>Subcontinent collided with Asia - 60 million years ago <...
 
 
As seen from Space Do you remember what a rain shadow is?
 
Mt. Everest
29,035 Feet
Karakoram Mountains <ul><li>Northernmost part of South Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with Himalayas </li></ul>
Hindu Kush <ul><li>Completes chain in the west </li></ul><ul><li>Kept India isolated and protected </li></ul><ul><li>Khybe...
 
 
Vindhya Range <ul><li>Central India </li></ul><ul><li>Divides India into Northern and Southern regions </li></ul><ul><li>T...
Eastern and Western Ghats <ul><li>Triangle of rugged hills </li></ul><ul><li>Eroded hills </li></ul>
 
 
Plains and Plateaus <ul><li>Deccan Plateau </li></ul><ul><li>Once covered in Lava </li></ul><ul><li>Rich black soil </li><...
 
Karnataka Plateau <ul><li>South of the Deccan </li></ul><ul><li>Receives more rain </li></ul><ul><li>Dense rain forest </l...
Tha Ganges Plain <ul><li>Indo-Gangetic Plain </li></ul><ul><li>Holds 1/10th of human population </li></ul><ul><li>Fertile ...
 
Chota Nogpur Plateau <ul><li>Northeast India </li></ul><ul><li>High tableland </li></ul><ul><li>Forest </li></ul>
Sri Lanka <ul><li>Tear Drop shape </li></ul><ul><li>Broke away from subcontinent </li></ul>
Maldives <ul><li>116 Sq. miles of land area </li></ul><ul><li>Cover 35,000 miles of ocean </li></ul><ul><li>Southernmost n...
 
Rivers - 3 Major Systems <ul><li>Indus River </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly in Pakistan </li></ul><ul><li>Empties into Arabian S...
 
 
The Brahmaputra River <ul><li>From Himalaya into India and Bangladesh </li></ul><ul><li>Joins Ganges at the delta </li></u...
 
The Ganges River <ul><li>Most important </li></ul><ul><li>Summer monsoons cause massive flooding </li></ul><ul><li>Hindus ...
 
 
 
Foldable Summary <ul><li>Create a four door foldable (Like the one used for the Climate and Vegetation of Sub Saharan Afri...
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Lesson 3 Physical Geography Of South Asia

  1. 1. South Asia The Physical Geography
  2. 2. Standard 8.2.1 <ul><li>You should be able to identify the major political features of the region </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate mastery by successfully labeling the following countries on a map: </li></ul>
  3. 4. Pakistan Capital: Islamabad
  4. 6. India Capital: New Delhi
  5. 8. Sri Lanka Capital: Colombo
  6. 10. Nepal Capital: Kathmandu
  7. 12. Bhutan Capital: Thimphu
  8. 14. Bangladesh Capital: Dhaka
  9. 15. Check for Understanding <ul><li>On the handout given to you by the teacher, label the countries in the map to follow under the section titled “Standard 8.2.1 Checking for Understanding” </li></ul>
  10. 16. 2. 1. 3. 4. 5 6.
  11. 17. 2. India 1. Sri Lanka 3. Bangladesh 4. Nepal 5. Bhutan 6. Pakistan
  12. 18. Standard 8.2.2 <ul><li>You should be able to IDENTIFY and LOCATE the major physical features of the region </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mountains (Himalaya, Hindu Kush, Vindya Range, Eastern and Westerh Ghats) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plains/Plateaus (Indo-Gangetic, Chota Nogpur, Deccan, Karnataka) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Islands (Sri Lanka and Maldives) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rivers (Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 19. Let’s Begin <ul><li>Use the section titled “The Land” in your handout to take notes </li></ul>
  14. 20. A Separate Land <ul><li>Subcontinent </li></ul><ul><li>Large, distinct landmass </li></ul><ul><li>joined to a continent </li></ul><ul><li>Natural barriers </li></ul><ul><li>1/2 the size of the United States </li></ul>
  15. 21. Mountains: The Himalaya <ul><li>Plate tectonics </li></ul><ul><li>Subcontinent collided with Asia - 60 million years ago </li></ul><ul><li>1000 miles across northern edge </li></ul><ul><li>Mt. Everest - world’s highest peak </li></ul>
  16. 24. As seen from Space Do you remember what a rain shadow is?
  17. 26. Mt. Everest
  18. 27. 29,035 Feet
  19. 28. Karakoram Mountains <ul><li>Northernmost part of South Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with Himalayas </li></ul>
  20. 29. Hindu Kush <ul><li>Completes chain in the west </li></ul><ul><li>Kept India isolated and protected </li></ul><ul><li>Khyber Pass - only way in for many years </li></ul>
  21. 32. Vindhya Range <ul><li>Central India </li></ul><ul><li>Divides India into Northern and Southern regions </li></ul><ul><li>Two distinct Indian cultures have emerged </li></ul>
  22. 33. Eastern and Western Ghats <ul><li>Triangle of rugged hills </li></ul><ul><li>Eroded hills </li></ul>
  23. 36. Plains and Plateaus <ul><li>Deccan Plateau </li></ul><ul><li>Once covered in Lava </li></ul><ul><li>Rich black soil </li></ul><ul><li>Semi-arid </li></ul><ul><li>Western Ghats prevent rain from reaching it </li></ul>
  24. 38. Karnataka Plateau <ul><li>South of the Deccan </li></ul><ul><li>Receives more rain </li></ul><ul><li>Dense rain forest </li></ul>
  25. 39. Tha Ganges Plain <ul><li>Indo-Gangetic Plain </li></ul><ul><li>Holds 1/10th of human population </li></ul><ul><li>Fertile plain </li></ul><ul><li>World’s largest alluvial plain </li></ul><ul><li>Watered by Ganges, Indus and Brahmaputra </li></ul>
  26. 41. Chota Nogpur Plateau <ul><li>Northeast India </li></ul><ul><li>High tableland </li></ul><ul><li>Forest </li></ul>
  27. 42. Sri Lanka <ul><li>Tear Drop shape </li></ul><ul><li>Broke away from subcontinent </li></ul>
  28. 43. Maldives <ul><li>116 Sq. miles of land area </li></ul><ul><li>Cover 35,000 miles of ocean </li></ul><ul><li>Southernmost nation of South Asia </li></ul>
  29. 45. Rivers - 3 Major Systems <ul><li>Indus River </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly in Pakistan </li></ul><ul><li>Empties into Arabian Sea </li></ul><ul><li>Important transportation route </li></ul><ul><li>“ Cradle of Ancient India” </li></ul>
  30. 48. The Brahmaputra River <ul><li>From Himalaya into India and Bangladesh </li></ul><ul><li>Joins Ganges at the delta </li></ul><ul><li>Empties into Bay of Bengal </li></ul><ul><li>Ships can navigate as far as 800 miles </li></ul><ul><li>Hydroelectricity - 50% of Bangladesh’s power </li></ul>
  31. 50. The Ganges River <ul><li>Most important </li></ul><ul><li>Summer monsoons cause massive flooding </li></ul><ul><li>Hindus consider its waters sacred </li></ul><ul><li>Most densely populated plain </li></ul>
  32. 54. Foldable Summary <ul><li>Create a four door foldable (Like the one used for the Climate and Vegetation of Sub Saharan Africa) </li></ul><ul><li>1st, create a two door foldable </li></ul><ul><li>Next, divide each door into two doors </li></ul><ul><li>Label each door using the following: Mountains, Islands, Rivers, and Plains/Plateaus </li></ul>

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