by Susan Grasso, Haymon-Morris Middle

This webquest takes students across Asia to discover its diverse physical, cultural and political features.

Introduction

Asia is one of the most exciting and diverse continents on the planet. There you will find a variety of physical features from towering mountains to ever changing river valleys. Asian people have rich cultures steeped in ancient traditions which are reflected in their art, literature, music and everyday lives. Nearly half the people on earth call Asia home it has some of the most densely populated areas on earth and some of the least densely populated. Across Asia you will find a variety of climates and weather patterns. The warm waters of the Indian Ocean wash its southern shores while the icy waters of the North Pacific crash its eastern shores. Volcanoes, eathquakes and tsunamis threaten human life and agriculture but the people of Asia find harmony in the ebb and flow of life.