National Geographic World Cultures and Geography, Student Version - 501

Visual Vocabulary
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Food
South Asia's cuisine-the food commonly
served in a region-is richly spiced
and often vegetarian. Cows are sacred
to Hindus, so many Indians do not eat
meat. Pakistan and India serve curry
dishes with potatoes, eggplant, and okra.
In Bhutan, yaks provide meat and milk,
which is used to make butter and cheese.
Each region prepares its own mixture of
spices, or masala, to use in sauces. Rice
is often the center of a meal, especially
in Bangladesh and eastern and southern
India. Chapati, a flat wheat bread, is
common in northern India. Dal, a blended
stew of peas, beans, or lentils, is a frequent
side dish.

Visual Vocabulary cricket

hockey, golf, and soccer are also popular.
India has professional cricket and soccer
leagues that draw many enthusiastic fans.

Before You move on
summarize What are three ways in which
tradition is part of everyday life in South Asia?
ongoing assessment

wri ti n g L ab

Rice, potatoes, and wheat are staples
of South Asian cuisine.

Sports
Traditional sports like kabaddi (described
as a combination of wrestling and rugby)
have existed in India for nearly 4,000
years. Western sports such as cricket
(a team game similar to baseball), field

GeoJournal
GeoJournal

1. Describe Culture What is your culture like?
Create a culture diagram to describe it
step 1 Cut a large paper circle.
Write "My Culture" in the
Schools Clothing
center, and divide it into four
My Culture
sections with the labels
Food
Sports
Schools, Clothing, Food, Sports.
step 2 Find photos from
magazines or online that represent
each category of U.S. culture. Paste photos
in the appropriate sections.
step 3 Turn the circle over and write a
detailed paragraph that describes your culture
in each category.
2. Compare How is South Asia's daily life
different from daily life in the United States?
How is it the same? Use your diagram to
compare. Discuss your ideas with a classmate.

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