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UNIT 2 SW ASIAThe Middle EastMrs. Jones 7th Grade Social Studies Class
UNIT 2 SW ASIAThe Middle EastIntroduction to SW AsiaStandards Checklist
UNIT 2 SW ASIAThe Middle EastIntroduction to SW AsiaCOEXIST
Title Page Unit 2 Southwest Asia (NB35)
COEXIST What does that word mean?Why is this so important in this region?What do the symbols mean?
Review We created our unit title pageCOEXIST We considered the need for Middle Eastern countries to coexist.
The Three Monotheistic ReligionsSee the Unit 2 Three Monotheistic Religions PowerPoint for this lesson.JudaismChristianityIslam
UNIT 2 SW ASIAThe Middle East
Unit Overview in Textbook (pp. 286-291)Create a 4-section foldable with topics for: (NB p. 41)LandClimateEconomyPeople As you read, fill in your foldable with facts about the region.
The LandMountainsAtlas Mountains Africas longest rangeHindu Kush/Khyber Pass from Afghanistan to Pakistan trade routeDeserts Sahara largest hot desertEmpty Quarter (Rub al Khali)Sahara Desert
The Land ( cont.)RiversNile River Worlds longest riverTigris and Euphrates River Turkey, Syria, & Iraq
The ClimateWater is precious!Only rains 10 inches or less in a year in some areasCrops grow along rivers and irrigation canals.In steppe climates, its hot and dry but does support grasses for livestock.Areas surrounding Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, & Caspian Sea have a milder Mediterranean climate.
The EconomyResources are unevenly distributed.Abundance of oil and natural gas.80% of Worlds oil exist in these countries These countries have high standards of living. Money from oil exports used to build skyscrapers, highways, schools, and hospitals.
The Economy (cont.)Countries that depend on agriculture and herding have a lower standard of living.Nomadic herding occurs in dry regions.
The PeopleOldest civilizations began here.Water dictates where people live.Arabs are the largest ethnic group.Islam is the most practiced religion.Judaism and Christianity also originated here.
Map Activity NBp.40Carefully follow the directions on the back of your map.Do all of your labeling FIRST.Draw in your mountains and rivers, be sure theyre labeled.The last step is coloring. Rivers = GREEN.Seas/Oceans = BLUECountries = each a different color (neighbors cant be the same color)
Map Activity SW Asia CountriesTurkeySyriaIsraelJordanSaudi ArabiaIraqIranAfghanistanKuwait
SW Asia (The Middle East)MAJOR PHYSICAL FEATURESLandforms: Taurus Mountains, Hindu Kush Mountains and the Khyber PassBodies of Water: Nile River, Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, Black Sea, Caspian Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Arabian Sea, Persian Gulf** Strait of Hormuz** Suez Canal
Review of Middle East Countries
Review of Major Physical FeaturesTaurus Mts.Hindu Kush & Khyber PassClick Here for Geography Games
NOTEBOOK PAGE 41 Lets think:How does the location of this region and the natural resources affect the people who live there?Copy and answer these questions on p.41:Where will people be most likely to live? Why?Is fresh water a scarce resource for people in this region? How are peoples lives affected by the lack of water?What would happen if Turkey built a dam on the Euphrates River? Who would be negatively affected?
41Unit OverviewQuestions and answers
Optional activity for students to do.*