Cause and Effect in India: Monsoons How did geography affect life in India? o What impact did monsoons have on agriculture? o What were the effects of monsoons on ocean trade? Monsoon—a seasonal wind pattern occurring in the Indian Ocean Part 1: Reading a map Students should study the map on page 168. As a class, discuss the following questions and ideas: 1. What is this a map of and how do we know this? 2. How would you describe the directions in which the summer and winter monsoon winds travel? 3. Why do you think we will be studying monsoon winds in this lesson? Part 2: Highlighting Cause and Effect Read the passage below. Underline the causes and circle the effects. Climate plays an important role in the civilizations we study. Civilizations emerged close to large rivers, which allowed the people to grow food. An increase in food production led to an increase in population and urbanization. Often other aspects of climate also shaped these civilizations, including mountains, winds, and rainfall. Part 3: Determining Change over time with Cause and Effect Read over the portion of the text on monsoons on page 168-69. Fill out the chart below. The first one has been done for you. You will learn what monsoon winds are and how this affected Indian society. This will allow you to answer the questions on the right-hand side of the column as well as the lesson questions listed above. Causes Effects Questions How is this weather In the winter, dry winds blow Little rain falls pattern similar to Santa from the land to the sea. Ana winds? In the summer, this pattern reverses, wet winds from the ocean blow onto the land. Causes Effects From the time that farming agriculture depended on the Why do you think the began in South Asia, summer monsoon. monsoons were important for Indian agriculture? If the rains came on time, If the rains came later or not at all, floods washed away farms How are the monsoons and villages. similar and different to the climate of the Nile in Egypt? Therefore, the monsoon had What are the positive both positive and negative effects of the monsoon effects on daily life in South on South Asia? What are Asia. the negative effects? Create a seasonal timeline to explain how the monsoons affect agriculture in the Indian Subcontinent. Winter Spring Summer Fall______________ How did geography affect life in India? o What were the effects of monsoons on ocean trade? Causes Effects Questions The monsoon also Sailors Why did sailors use wind to influenced seagoing trade. sail their ships? Upon arrival the crews Why would the sailors wait waited, for the monsoons? What might happen if they sailed at the wrong time? When the winter came, the monsoon In this way, How did the monsoon connect India to other places? Identify the following locations on the map: Indian subcontinent Indian Ocean East Africa China Draw a line between China, the Indian Subcontinent, and East Africa via the Indian Ocean. Answer the question below using the information you have learned in this lesson? o What were the effects of monsoons on ocean trade?
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