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Overview of Asia. Asia. Did you know?. Asia is located East of the Prime Meridian, which puts it in the Eastern Hemisphere. They are almost a FULL day ahead of us! The Middle East is considered Southwest Asia. Orient. Have you ever heard the word Orient? Do you know what it means?.

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Overview of asia

Overview of Asia



Did you know
Did you know?

  • Asia is located East of the Prime Meridian, which puts it in the Eastern Hemisphere.

    • They are almost a FULL day ahead of us!

  • The Middle East is considered Southwest Asia


Orient
Orient

  • Have you ever heard the word Orient?

  • Do you know what it means?


Orient1
Orient

  • Orient- To determine the position of in relation to the points of the compass; get the bearings of.

  • Explorers in this area were “obtainingtheir bearings” so they referred to the far east as The Orient.

  • Today we refer to people from East China, Japan, Korea, etc. as Orientals


Monsoons
Monsoons

  • Definition- The season which the Southwest monsoon blows, commonly marked by heavy rains; rainy seasons.

  • The seasonal wind off of the Indian Ocean and Southern Asia, blowing from the southwest in summer and from the northeast in winter.

  • Add this definition to your personal dictionary.


Monsoons1
Monsoons

Winter Monsoons (Nov-Apr)

Summer Monsoons (May-Oct)


Is the monsoon a bad thing for india
Is the Monsoon a bad thing for India?

NOPE!

  • Though the word "monsoon" often brings to mind images of torrential floods and landslides, the monsoon seasons are not bad times to come to India. Though it rains nearly every day, the downpour tends to come and go quickly, leaving behind a clean, glistening landscape.


Hinduism
Hinduism

  • Oldest religion

  • Many gods

  • Polytheistic- the belief in more than one god.

  • Really monotheistic (many gods morphed into one) Brahman

  • Have over a million gods/goddesses



Asian brown cloud
Asian Brown Cloud

  • A layer of air pollution that hangs over South Asia (mainly India)

  • Appears as a giant brown stain hanging over much of South Asia.

  • Most visible from January-March but is often times visible during earlier and later months.


What causes the brown cloud
What causes the “Brown Cloud”

  • Growing population, cars, and the Indian people not wanting ANYTHING to hinder economic growth.

  • Some of the fuel sources from cars and coal send carbon monoxide, soot and many different chemicals into the air as well.

  • The air inside the home is often times just as bad as outside.

  • This pollution forms brown clouds which reduce rainfall and temperatures.


Outsourcing
Outsourcing

  • To obtain goods or services from an outside source

  • Many times when you call a cable company you are speaking to someone half-way around the world!

  • McDonalds is next…?


Current events in asia
Current Events In Asia

  • Japan Earthquake 2010 Another Big (6.6) Quake Affects Island on March 14, 2010.

  • 6.6 quake rattled buildings in Tokyo

  • Japan has state-of-the-art earthquake alert system that warned the country just before the quake hit. In 1995, a 7.2 quake near Kobe killed 6,400 people


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