Activities and Answers for Thailand

Language Arts

  • Visit .asiatour and look at the photo gallery and the video clips. What did you learn about Thailand? What would you like to visit there? Answers will vary.
  • Visit .asiatour and read about the national anthem. How is it similar to yours? How is it different? What do you think of the King's anthem. Answers will vary.
  • Visit the Land of Smiles and read about the food. What would you like to taste? Answers will vary.
  • Read about the Thai New Year. What do people do with water, strings, and white powder? They dump water on people, tie strings on people's wrists while reciting blessings, and put white paste on people. If you're really feeling adventurous, celebrate this at home. I've been in Thailand during this festival. It's like a great big water fight! Lots of fun! I recommend doing this with the students. They'd love it!

Social Studies

  • Visit the Land of Smiles and read about the history. How is Thailand different from other countries in Southeast Asia? It was never colonized. Read about the Rattanakosin and find out how they managed to not be colonized. They made treaties with the European countries. What name did Thailand used to have? Siam.
  • Visit Thailand and look up the month you're in right now. What festivals are happening in Thailand? Which would you like to see? Answers will vary.
  • Look at this CIA map of Thailand and the Atlapedia maps of Thailand. Describe the land forms. flat with mountains in the west What countries border Thailand? Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Burma What body of water is in the south? Gulf of Thailand What is the capital? Bangkok
  • Visit the CIA Factbook page of Thailand and read about the economy. What are some of the industries? tourism; textiles and garments, agricultural processing, beverages, tobacco, cement, light manufacturing, such as jewelry; electric appliances and components, integrated circuits, furniture, plastics; world's second-largest tungsten producer and third-largest tin producer Where does the highest percent of the income come from? services


  • Visit Destination Thailand and look at the money and costs. What is Thai money called? Baht If you took US $200 to Thailand, how much Thai money would you have? 800 baht If you ate the cheapest restaurant meals and stayed in the cheapest mid-range hotels, how many days could you stay? about 17 days


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