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Lesson 1: Geography & People. The Middle East. Identify importance of the region. Describe diversity of Middle Eastern peoples. Locate key nations, waterways, and land forms in the Middle East. Objectives. Warm Up: The Middle East. Why is the Middle East called the Middle East?.

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Lesson 1 geography people

Lesson 1: Geography & People

The Middle East


Objectives

  • Identify importance of the region.

  • Describe diversity of Middle Eastern peoples.

  • Locate key nations, waterways, and land forms in the Middle East

Objectives


Warm up the middle east

Warm Up: The Middle East

  • Why is the Middle East called the Middle East?


Land climate

Land & Climate

  • Where is the Middle East?

    • Arabian Peninsula, SW Asia, North Africa

  • Regions

    • Northern Tier

    • Arabian Peninsula

    • Fertile Crescent

    • Nile Valley

    • Maghreb


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Land & Climate

  • Key Features

    • Deserts (Sahara, Rub ’al Khali)

    • Mountain Ranges (Atlas, Zagros & Elburz)

    • Rivers (Tigris & Euphrates, Nile)

    • Little rainfall – seasonal “wadis” erode topsoil – poor agriculture

  • Resources

    • Oil (60%) – OPEC

      • uneven distribution of wealth

    • Salt, copper, phosphate


Importance of location

Importance of location

  • Strategic Location

  • Vital Waterways

  • Valuable Oil Resources

  • Religious Sites


Diversity of peoples

Diversity of Peoples

  • Historical Diffusion

    • Traders, conquerors, nomads cross ME

    • Spread/share ideas

  • Today 19 countries, 350m ppl!

    • Ethnic Diversity

    • Religious Diversity


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Diversity of Peoples


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Diversity of Peoples


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Diversity of Peoples


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Diversity of Peoples


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Diversity of Peoples


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Diversity of Peoples


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Diversity of Peoples


Map activity

MAP Activity

  • USE Books or Phones

  • Countries

  • Special Territories

  • Waterways

  • Deserts

  • Mountains

  • Cities


Closure

Closure

  • Why is it important we study this region?

  • Strategic Importance

  • Economic Interests

  • Religious Diversity


Homework

Finish Middle East Map (if not complete in class)

Homework


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