Summary of Unit / Inquiry
In this unit, we will take a look at the geographical impact of South, East, and Pacific Asia. We will analyze how this part of the world has influenced life around the globe. To begin, we will take a look at the physical geography and history of India and its bordering countries. Next we will look at how various factors have shaped the the cultures of China, Mongolia, and Taiwan. We will also analyze how the early history of Japan and Korea was influenced by China. As we end the unit, students will understand how Southeast Asia is comprised of both mainland and island countries and come away with an enduring understanding of the region.