Middle school students need to be aware of geopolitical issues that impact current events. The inauguration of a South Asian vice president demands awareness of South Asian geography and an understanding of the complexities of identity. In this article, we explain why the study of Asia, and in particular South Asia, is important, in both historical and contemporary contexts, and we provide lesson ideas for middle school students based on the Geography dimension of the C3 framework. The lesson activities are interdisciplinary and are intended to serve as resources for middle level teachers in any content area.
Wilkins, J. & Nettleton, A. (2022). A South Asian vice president takes office: A middle school teaching opportunity. South Carolina Association for Middle Level Education Journal, 148-152.