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Geography of the Fertile Crescent. 6.8 On a historical map, locate and describe the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, Zagros and Caucuses Mountains, Persian Gulf, Caspian and Black Sea, Dead Sea and Sea of Galilee and explain why the region is referred to as the Fertile Crescent. .

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Geography of the fertile crescent

Geography of the Fertile Crescent

6.8 On a historical map, locate and describe the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, Zagros and Caucuses Mountains, Persian Gulf, Caspian and Black Sea, Dead Sea and Sea of Galilee and explain why the region is referred to as the Fertile Crescent.


Introduction what do you see

Introduction: What do you see?


Words to know

Words to Know

  • Fertile – producing or capable of producing abundant vegetation or crops

  • Silt – fine sand, clay, or other material carried by running water and deposited as a sediment

CRESCENT


Web quest sites

Web Quest Sites

Website #1 - Interactive Map of Mesopotamia: http://www.eduplace.com/kids/socsci/ca/books/bkf3/imaps/AC_03_079_mesopotamia/AC_03_079_mesopotamia.html

Website #2 – The Fertile Crescent: http://ecuip.lib.uchicago.edu/eCUIP_CD-SAMPLE/diglib/social/mideast/atlas/index.html

Website #3 – Explore Mesopotamia: http://www.mesopotamia.co.uk/geography/explore/exp_set.html


Student reflection

Student Reflection

Using your notes made from the web quest, answer the following question in a concise paragraph:

What physical processes impact the features and shape of the Fertile Crescent?


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