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Oil in Southwest Asia. Clip Question – Explain the phrase “Oil makes the world go ‘round.”. As we learn about Oil in Southwest Asia, students will complete a concept web. Why is oil/petroleum a strategic commodity?. Oil in Southwest Asia. What is a strategic commodity?.

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Oil in

Southwest

Asia



As we learn about oil in southwest asia students will complete a concept web
As we learn about Oil in Southwest Asia, students will complete a concept web.

Why is oil/petroleum a

strategic commodity?

Oil in Southwest Asia


What is a strategic commodity
What is a strategic commodity? complete a concept web.

  • Open your textbook to page 529 for the definition to strategic commodity.

  • Turn to page 517 and read Control of Oil Fields for an example to match the definition of strategic commodity.

  • Add the definition and example to your concept map.

Fighting in the Persian Gulf War – Kuwait,

notice the burning oil fields in the background.


Add both written and visual information to your concept map
Add both written and visual information to your concept map. complete a concept web.

Why is oil/petroleum a

strategic commodity?

A resource so important,

people will go to war

to get a steady supply of it.

Ex. – Persian Gulf War,

Kuwait

Oil in Southwest Asia

Why is oil economically

important?


Persian gulf war 1991
Persian Gulf War – 1991 complete a concept web.

  • Clip Questions

  • Describe the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait?

  • Why did Iraq invade Kuwait? (add this one to your concept map)

Iraq

Iran

Saudi

Arabia

Kuwait



Oil consumption
Oil Consumption complete a concept web.


Why is oil important economically in southwest asia
Why is oil important economically in Southwest Asia? complete a concept web.

  • On page 505 read Oil Dominates the Economy and page 530 Using Oil Wealth to Diversify to answer this question.

  • Think about who needs oil and who has the oil.

  • Add information to your concept map.


Add both written and visual information to your concept map1
Add both written and visual information to your concept map. complete a concept web.

Why is oil/petroleum a

strategic commodity?

A resource so important,

people will go to war

to get a steady supply of it.

Ex. – Persian Gulf War,

Kuwait

Oil in Southwest Asia

Why is oil economically

important?

Global demand for

oil by consumers

Oil-producing nations

use money

to develop infrastructure,

agriculture, and education.


Add both written and visual information to your concept map2
Add both written and visual information to your concept map. complete a concept web.

Why is oil/petroleum a

strategic commodity?

A resource so important,

people will go to war

to get a steady supply of it.

Ex. – Persian Gulf War,

Kuwait

Oil in Southwest Asia

Why is oil economically

important?

Global demand for

oil by consumers

Who is OPEC and

what do they do?

Oil-producing nations

use money

to develop infrastructure,

agriculture, and education.


Who is opec
Who is OPEC? complete a concept web.

  • Task

  • Read p. 505, where it says Oil Dominates the Economy

  • Answer the following questions and add them to your concept map/web.

    Who is OPEC?

    What does OPEC do?


Oil producing countries
Oil Producing Countries complete a concept web.

OPEC = Blue Countries


Add both written and visual information to your concept map3
Add both written and visual information to your concept map. complete a concept web.

Why is oil/petroleum a

strategic commodity?

A resource so important, people

will go to war to get a

steady supply.

Oil in Southwest Asia

Why is oil economically

important?

Global demand for

oil by consumers

Who is OPEC and

what do they do?

Why are chokepoints

important in this region?

Oil-producing nations

use money

to develop infrastructure,

agriculture, and education.

Organization …

Suez Canal …

Strait of Hormuz …


Chokepoints narrow passages on land or water that are important economically and politically
Chokepoints – Narrow passages on land or water that are important economically and politically.

http://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans/eng/ch5en/conc5en/ch5c1en.html



1. What would happen to oil consuming trade?

countries if these chokepoints were

closed? (Think about the USA)

2. What would happen to oil producing

countries if these chokepoints were

closed? (Think about Saudi Arabia/Kuwait)


Add both written and visual information to your concept map4
Add both written and visual information to your concept map. trade?

Why is oil/petroleum a

strategic commodity?

A resource so important, people

will go to war to get a

steady supply.

Demand for oil can lead to?

Oil in Southwest Asia

Why is oil economically

important?

Global demand for

oil by consumers

Who is OPEC and

what do they do?

Why are chokepoints

important in this region?

Oil-producing nations

use money

to develop infrastructure,

agriculture, and education.

Organization …

Suez Canal …

Strait of Hormuz …


Demand for oil can lead to
Demand for oil can lead to ? trade?

  • Positive – Economic growth for oil producing developing countries.

  • Negative – Imported oil can cause inflation in consumer countries (prices go up).

If prices continue to go up, consumer

countries develop alternative fuels/energy.

www.eere.energy.gov


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