These free printables and worksheets for learning about Asia will guide your homeschool through the rich and colorful culture of Asian countries like China, Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Thailand, India, and more.
With my daughter’s newfound fascination with the Japanese language and Korean Pop music (K-Pop), I knew she would enjoy our next continent unit on Asia.
I am pretty sure she wanted to explore it before North America, but a cool second wasn’t so bad.
Asia truly is a continent full of rich culture and traditions with colorful visualizations that will catch any child’s attention.
Cool stuff about Asia:
The continent of Asia is made up of 48 different countries and has a population of 4.5 billion people. (Yup… billion.) That is almost 60% of the total world population – more than all the other continents of the world combined.
The largest country in Asia is Russia (Russia is actually in Eurasia – part in Asia and part in Europe). 77% of Russia is in Asia. The second largest is China, then India.
The Maldives is the smallest country in Asia and happens to be one of the smallest countries in the world.
Of course, common to many of us is the fact that Asia holds the very highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest.
Asia has so much for kids to learn about that you can spend a LOT of time in Asia alone learning about history, geography, and culture.
In Southeast Asia, Thailand is the only country that has never been colonized by Europeans.
My husband loves to read about the Mongolian Empire which conquered a large part of Asia in the 13th century.
Following the Second World War, many Asian countries became independent from European rule.
In the decades after this, Japan became the world’s largest economy in what has been known as the Japanese post-war economic “miracle.”
The continent has the second-longest coastline which stretches a whopping 80,205 miles (129,077 km).
The infamous Himalayas are found in Nepal and China.
Asia has the lowest and highest points of land in the world. Of course, Mout Everest has the highest point while the Dead Sea is the world’s lowest point.
The Great Wall of China in Asia is the only manmade structure that can be seen from outer space (it’s only visible sometimes from the International Space Station and low orbits).
The largest cave in the world can be found in Vietnam. It is called the Son Doon and is large enough to hold a plane inside of it – not that it has been done!
India has over 800 different languages.
Chinese New Year lasts 15 days.
The Japanese have the second-highest lifespan in the world with many people living to an average age of 100 years.
As far as exports are concerned, Asia (India) is the largest producer and exporter of mango in the entire world. THANK YOU, Asia! We love mangos in our home.
While we are stating some cool things about Asia, my kids thought it was interesting that Asia housed the world’s largest and deepest freshwater lake, Lake Baikal.
I am Hispanic, and my family eats a LOT of rice. However, we don’t eat nearly as much as families in Asia. The continent of Asia’s population consumes 90% of the world’s rice.
It was also interesting to find that Asia has the highest number of billionaires in the whole world. As a matter of fact, the city of Tokyo, Japan, has more millionaires than in Paris, San Francisco, or Los Angeles!
Quite obviously, I can go on and on with these amazing things our homeschool found by studying Asia, but I will stop there.
Explore these resources, free printables, and worksheets for learning about Asia:
Asia Continent Facts | SmartClass4Kids
Facts and FREE Online Quiz About Asia | Kids World Travel Guide
Asia Geography Facts | Ducksters
Continent of Asia | DK Find Out
Asia Facts for Kids | Cool Kid Facts
ASIA in a Nutshell | The Pinay Homeschooler
Facts About Asia for Kids | First Childhood Education
Asian History Books for Kids | Learn in Color
40 Interesting Facts about Asia | What are the 7 Continents
5 Facts That Will Change the Way You Look at Asia | Travel Trivia
Montessori Inspired ASIA Continent for Preschoolers | The Pinay Homeschooler
Traveling Asia Continent Study | Natural Beach Living
Free printables and downloads about Asia:
East Asia Map Labeling FREEBIE | History Trappings
FREE Asia (Continent) Facts and Worksheets | KidsKonnect
Infographic of Asia Facts | Maps of the World
Asia for Kids: Lesson Plan, Facts, Fun Activities & Games | Parent Vault
FREE Printables – Asia Unit | Every Star is Different
Asia Continent FREE Worksheet 3 | All Kids Network
Blackline Map of Asia FREE Download | Teachers Printables
World Geography Scavenger Hunt: Asia ~ FREE Printable | Starts at Eight
Cathy’s Corner: The 7 Churches Of Asia | Bible for Fun Kids
Flags of Asia: FREE Download | What Do We Do All Day
JigsawGeo: Asia | Squish Logic
Asia – FREE Printables, Resources for the Montessori Classroom | Montessori Nature
Videos and audio all about the continent of Asia:
#Continent #Asia Continent: ASIA (Video) | Kooglu Pooglu
Audio Adventure Stories About Asia | Nourishing My Scholar
Add these continent resources to your Asia unit in homeschool, and even use them with other continent units.
Fun Ways to Study the Countries of the World | Peanut Butter Fish Lessons
Label the Continents FREE Worksheet | Education.com
Continents Fact Files Printable – Geography FREE Printables |Homeschool Creations
Blank Map of the World FREE | Let’s Go Geography
World Map Activity and Assessment FREE Distance Learning | Literacy in Focus
FREE Printable Passport for Kids | Living Life and Learning
Printable Passport For Kids- FREE Fun Educational Craft | Family Focus
Montessori-Inspired Continent Activities with FREE Printables | Every Star is Different
FREE Printable Maps for Kids | 123 Homeschool 4 Me
I guess it’s pretty obvious my kids and I spent some extra time in Asia in our studies. It was just fun and engaging.
Thankfully, in homeschooling, our families have that luxury to park in a certain unit for a bit more time.
I hope your kids find these resources useful in enjoying Asia’s amazingly diverse and intriguing history, culture, and geography.
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Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!
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