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The Middle East. Graphic Organizer. INTRODUCTION. The world’s first civilizations were established in this region (ancient Egypt/ C ush , and ancient Mesopotamia (Sumer). The region is the birthplace of three major religions (Christianity, Islam, and Judaism ).

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The middle east

The Middle East

Graphic Organizer


Introduction

INTRODUCTION

  • The world’s first civilizations were established in this region (ancient Egypt/ Cush, and ancient Mesopotamia (Sumer).

  • The region is the birthplace of three major religions (Christianity, Islam, and Judaism).

  • More than 90% of the people in the region are Muslim, and Muslims are followers of Islam.

  • There are sixteen countries that make up the region of the Middle East


Countries that make up the middle east

COUNTRIES THAT MAKE UP THE MIDDLE EAST

  • BAHRAIN CYPRUS

  • EGYPT IRAN

  • IRAQ ISREAL

  • JORDAN KUWAIT

  • LEBANON OMAN

  • QATAR SAUDI ARABIA

  • SYRIA TURKEY

  • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

  • YEMEN


Vocabulary

VOCABULARY

  • REGION- An area of land or water with certain characteristics that make it different from other areas

  • CONTINENT- One of the seven great divisions of land on the globe

  • Middle East- A large region that covers parts of northern Africa, southwest Asia, and southeastern Europe


Homework due 10 17 13

HOMEWORKDue 10/17/13

Using the tag it 3 strategies and the Middle East Geographical Map answer the following questions:

  • Which Middle Eastern countries border the Red Sea?

  • Which five countries in the Middle East are the smallest in land mass?

  • Which Middle East countries border Iraq?

  • The Sinai Peninsula joins which two Middle Eastern countries?


Introduction to the middle east part 2

INTRODUCTION TO THE MIDDLE EAST PART 2

  • The Middle East is the most ancient region of human civilization

  • Around 10,000 BC farming first developed in the area referred to as the Fertile Crescent

  • The fertile crescent is the area of land that stretches from the Persian Gulf,

  • To the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in Iraq through the eastern coast of the Mediterranean into Egypt.


Introduction to the middle east part 21

INTRODUCTION TO THE MIDDLE EAST PART 2

  • There three peninsulas in the region of the Middle East (Sinai, Arabian, Anatolia)

  • The Euphrates and Tigris rivers provides water for both farming and drinking.

  • The countries that share the rivers have had problems on how the waters should be shared

  • Dead Sea- nothing but bacteria lives there, there are no fish living in the Dead Sea and that is how it received its name


Homework due 10 21

HOMEWORKDUE 10/21

Homework: Using the tag it 3 strategies and the Middle East Geographical Map answer the following questions:

  • The Suez Canal and the Sinai Peninsula links which two bodies of water?

  • How many Middle Eastern countries border the Persian Gulf?

  • Which territories has been a continual battle zone between the Israelis and Palestinians?

  • Which two great ancient civilizations developed the Middle East, and which three major religions were born in the region?

  •  Using an atlas or your school supplied lap top identify the capital cities of each of the 16 countries of the Middle East.


Vocabulary1

VOCABULARY

  • Peninsula- A piece of land surrounded by water on three sides

  • Strait-A narrow passageway connecting to large bodies of water

  • Euphrates River- The longest and one of the most historically important rivers in Western Africa

  • Tigris River – The eastern member of the two rivers that define Mesopotamia


Vocabulary2

VOCABULARY

  • Shaat al- Arab- A river in Southwest Asia, it is formed when the Euphrates and the Tigris meet

  • Jordan River- Is one of the main water sources for Israel, and it flows until it reaches the Dead Sea

  • The Dead Sea- is one of the saltiest bodies of water on earth


Vocabulary3

VOCABULARY

  • Persian Gulf- A major shipping route for all oil producing countries

  • Strait of Hormuz-Connects the Persian Gulf to the Arabian Sea

  • Suez Canal- A man made passage that allows ships to get to the Mediterranean Sea, without sailing around the continent of Africa

  • Deserts- A dry, often sandy region of little rainfall, extreme temperatures, and very little vegetation


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