Location [Stds. 1, 3]
Place [Stds. 4, 7, 9, 10]
Human-Environment Interaction [Stds. 8, 12, 14-18]
Movement [Stds. 11, 13]
Regions [Stds. 2, 5, 6]


 Standard 6: Perceptions of Places and Regions
Is Influenced by Culture and Experience

How culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions

TABLE OF CONTENTS
CASE STUDY: CHINA
In teaching about perceptions of China, knowledge of China's geography is important. The following teaching unit on China's geography is useful as general background.
// TEACHING UNIT: CHINA'S GEOGRAPHY
The Asia for Educators teaching unit China's Geography begins with a set of maps, both general and outline, and then divides discussion of China's geography into four topical areas. The discussion refers to the maps and other visuals imbedded in the text. Clicking on a link will bring up the unit in another window.
.. MAPS
1) General Maps (China in Asia)
2) Outline Maps (Designed to be superimposed)
.. RIVERS, BORDERS, AND CIVILIZATIONS
1) Major Rivers
... Huang He (Yellow River)
... Chang Jiang (Yangzi or Yangtze River)
... Zhu Jiang (Pearl River) Delta
2) Early Civilizations
3) Mountains and Deserts
4) Historical Borders
5) Bordering Nations
6) Supplementing Geography
... The Great Wall
... The Grand Canal
... Terracing and Irrigation
.. POPULATION AND AGRICULTURE
1) Population and Arable (Farming) Land
2) Agriculture in China
... Crops
... Wet Rice Cycle
.. REGIONAL ISSUES
1) Interregional Trade
2) Disparity among Regions
.. POLITICAL DIVISIONS
1) Provinces
2) Municipalities
3) Autonomous Regions and China's Minorities
4) Special Administrative Regions (SARs)
.. QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION
Suggested Questions for Discussion that can be used to guide students through the material in all four topics are grouped together at the end of the unit.