The three largest cities in the world, Tokyo, Delhi and Shanghai, are all located in Asia.
Teach your children about Asia using our handy topic guide!
- Use an atlas, globe or Google Maps to locate Asia. Use Biome Viewer to see the range of biomes on the continent. Compare to another continent. What do you notice?
- Try this Oak National Academy lesson, where children make a virtual visit to Asia, as part of a unit on the continents of the world.
- Research a country in Asia and create a presentation or factfile about it.
- Try a recipe from Asia, such as naan bread or sushi.
- Take a virtual tour of Agra Fort in India and create a picture of it.
- Using this list, find some Asian capital cities on Google Maps.
- Download our Asia Banner for your display board from this page.
- This Britannica article could be used for research or as a guided reading text.
- These Asian flag colouring pages include information about the flags.
- Explore the city of Hong Kong using this series of lessons from the Royal Geographical Society.
- Asia is the largest continent on Earth. Over 4.5 billion people live in an Asian country.
- The highest and the lowest land on the planet are found in Asia. The highest is the peak of Mount Everest, and the lowest is the Dead Sea, which is over 400 metres below sea level!
- Over 2,000 languages are spoken in Asia. Mandarin Chinese is the most spoken, with over 1 billion speakers.
- The city of Kyoto in Japan has over 1,600 Buddhist temples.
- Indonesia has over 150 volcanoes, of which about 70 are active.
Tour Japan’s Ancient History And Modern Marvels
Take a virtual visit to Japan.
Running time: 4:57
Asia | Destination World
This short video is a good overview of the continent.
Running time: 2:48
The Great Wall of China – UAV Aerial Footage
Amazing drone footage of the Great Wall.
Running time: 3:26
An Introduction to South Asia
This brief video shows the diversity of the countries of South Asia
Running time: 1:00
South Korea | Basic Information
Learn facts about South Korea.
Running time: 2:39
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