Countries Of Asia ClassRoom Museum Helen To Topic Students can pick any Asian state they want (from a predrawn list) to cover in their exhibit. STandards of Learning Addressed WG.2 The student will analyze how physical and ecological processes shape Earth’s surface by a) explaining regional climatic patterns and weather phenomena and their effects on people and places WG.3 The student will apply the concept of a region by b) describing how regional landscapes reflect the physical environment and the cultural characteristics of their inhabitants WG.4 The student will apply social science skills to evaluate the significance of natural, human, and capital resources by b) c) showing the influence of resources on patterns of economic activity and land use evaluating perspectives regarding the use of resources The Big Idea This project focuses on the Asian continent, which is the largest of the seven continents on Earth. Since the continent is so large, there are many countries within it, and they are incredibly diverse. The theme here is to give the students a chance to explore the various different countries within Asia in a more interactive manner. Critical Information to be included ● ● ● ● ● ● Country’s region of belonging Brief history Physical and environmental features ○ Major mountain ranges and bodies of water ○ Climate, weather and available natural resources Cultures, traditions, and languages Economic activities and land use ○ Conservation efforts Interesting facts and figures ○ Population age ○ Ethnic breakdown Organization ● ● Each students will be able to pick their own nation via a random raffle system A list that extensively covers the 6 different regions in Asia will be made available for students to pick from ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Central Asia - Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan East Asia - China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Mongolia South Asia - Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives. Southeast Asia - Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam West Asia - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen North Asia - Siberia Questions to be Addressed Teaching the “Museum” Concept First, students will be introduced to the “museum” concept with a video example on how a classroom museum works. PBS Wax Museum: https://vpm.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/cc13.pd.hist.waxmus /wax-museum/support-materials/ After that, directions and requirements for the project can be delivered through lecture. An premade example would also be helpful in guiding students as well. Presentation Details The students can use tri-fold poster boards for their display. They can also dress up in a fashion similar to the traditional clothing of their nation. Bringing or creating symbolic artifacts can help the presentation be more interesting as well. Presentation Prep Rehearsal time will be given in class for students to pair up and practice their presentation with each other. Students can begin by using note cards to organize their talking points, but the goal is for the constant repetition to eliminate the need for them on presentation day.