3SS7G11 The student will explain the impact of location, climate, physical characteristics, distribution of natural resources, and population distribution on Southern and Eastern Asia.a. Describe the impact climate and location has on population distribution in Southern and Eastern Asia. b. Describe how the mountain, desert, and water features of Southern and Eastern Asia have affected the population in terms of where people live, the types of work they do, and how they travel.
4I. What is population distribution? Population distribution describes where people live within a region.Discovery: India's Geography
8Factors that influence where people live ClimateLocation of country within a regionPhysical features of a region
9II. ClimateClimate - the average pattern of weather for a particular region such as tropical, dry or polar.
10III. How does climate affect population distribution? People are creatures of comfort.Climate influences what we wear.Climate influences what we eat.Climate influences the types of houses in which we live.
11II. LocationWhere something is in relationship to other places in its region and the world.
12IV. How does location affect population distribution? The location of a place in relationship to other areas will determine where people live.A. Natural Resources- the availability of certain resources affect where people live- water, fertile soil, etc.B. Physical Features- influence people to live in certain places. Mountainous areas are hard to farm; rivers and lakes give fresh water, etc.
13II. Physical FeaturesThe natural features of the land, such as mountains, valleys, deserts, oceans, etc.
14V. What impact do physical features have on us? where we livethe types of work we dohow we travel
15VI. Mountains a. The Himalayas B. Rugged mountains make it difficult to live there. The rain- shadow effect has created deserts in western China making population very sparse.C. Travel- through the mountains is challenging; must have vehicles capable of covering rough terrain (land).D. People in the mountains perform more traditional work.
16VII. DesertsThe Gobi, Taklamakan (China) & Thar (India)-north & west China and central India are much less populatedLittle to no water, sparse plant life- difficult to grow crops and raise animals.Sandy, hot terrain makes life and land travel difficult.Inhabitants tend to be nomads (people who travel from place to place in search for food).
17VIII. Water Features Rivers, seas, oceans and wetlands Fresh water, fertile soil,lots of plant and animal life.However, many Indian and Chinese people deal with devastating floods each year.Rivers are useful in transporting people and goods.Variety of work (farming to fishing to industrial).