A territory is land a person or government protects from intruders or outsiders. Some territories have defined boundaries like a nation, province, or city, while others, like a neighborhood, may not. The people living in a particular territory often share similar traits, like ethnicity, culture, or religion. In some places, the exact boundary and who claims what land is questioned. An example of this is the region of Kashmir between India and Pakistan which has been under dispute since the 1940s. Each side’s military holds one side of an approximately 724-kilometer-long (450-mile-long) Line of Control.
Help your students cross the boundary to understanding territorial divisions with these resources.