The student will describe the interaction of physical and human systems that have shaped contemporary South Asia, Southeastern Asia, and Eastern Asia. Describe the location of major physical features and their impact on the regions of Asia. Describe the major climates of each region and how they have affected each region's development. Analyze the impact of the topography and climate on population distribution in the regions. Describe the various ethnic and religious groups in the region and the effect of geography on their development and their major customs and traditions. Analyze the impact of population growth in the region on both the region and on other regions of the world; include China, India, and Japan. Explain the division of the Indian subcontinent into India and Pakistan and the eventual creation of Bangladesh. Describe the Pacific Rim and its cultural, political, and economic significance.