Happy Friday! February 12. 2010 -Write homefun in your agenda: Test on Tuesday! (No school Monday) Take Field Notes home tonight! -WARM-UP : Between which two ethnic groups is there conflict over Israel? What is one reason why the U.S. Military is still in Iraq?
Happy Thursday! 2.4.2010
1. Write homefun in agenda.
Continue working on Field Notes pages 94-95!
Qadamjoy Shah-i-Aulia Shrine beside the Band-i-Haibat (Dam of Awe), Band-i-Amir - Afghanistan
Exploding from the gate, young jockeys spur their mounts in a race outside Muscat. Though gambling is illegal, winners' purses are often hefty, and a top racing camel sold for stud can fetch $130,000 or more.
—From “Oman,” May 1995, National Geographic magazine
The Burj Al Arab in Dubai is the world's tallest hotel. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubai.
Looking back towards Pakistan, on the Pakistan side of the Khyber Pass
Woo Hoo! It’s Friday! 2.5.10
Painted and decorated Pakistani truck at the customs post post in Sost
Happy Monday! 2.8.2010
Mecca / Makkah, Saudi Arabia: Muslims get ready to pray at Haram Mosque, facing the Holy Kaaba during Hajj season - the first building at the site was built by Abraham
IRAQ -Golden dome and minarets of the Abu Al-Fadhil Al-Abbas Shrine, Karbala
Kabul , Afghanistan: Even though the tops of the buildings have been destroyed by shelling, stores on the first floor are open for business on this Kabul street
1. On page 422 of your
textbook examine the
section & answer the
Analyzing Visuals question.
2. On page 424 of your
textbook read the “Focus on
Culture” section and answer
the Drawing Conclusions
3. On page 462 of your textbook examine the Land Use Resource Map and answer the two Map Zone Questions.
Map Quiz on Thursday!
Southwest and Central Asia(The Middle East)
Satellite image of Asia
The Tigris outside Diyarbaykr, Turkey
Price of gas in Kuwait$0.91
The Masjid al-Nabawi ("Mosque of the Prophet") in Medina, is the site of Muhammad's tomb.
Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa – King (Sheikh) of Bahrain
The ArabianPeninsula is considered to be the largest sanddesert in the world.
The Tigris and the Euphrates are important rivers to the area. Together, they create a narrow, fertile area known as “Mesopotamia” or “Land Between Rivers”.
The Arabian Peninsula included the countries of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Yemen.
Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah and George W. Bush
Desert view in Saudi Arabia
Saddam Hussein on his throne
Images from the Gulf War
Clockwise, starting at top left: a joint patrol in Samarra; the toppling of the Saddam Hussein statue in Firdos Square; an Iraqi Army soldier readies his rifle during an assault; an IED detonates in South Baghdad.
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul, connecting Europe (left) and Asia (right).
Dome of the Rock and Temple Mount Western Wall on Shabbat
The Grand Serail, the government headquarters in downtown Beirut, Lebanon
The ancient city of Petra, Jordan.
The famous desert city of Palmyra, whose ruins are now a United Nations World Heritage site, grew large in the Syrian desert in the 1st and 2nd centuries (A.D.).
Afghan women wearing Burqas
Taliban press conference in Pakistan after the 11 September attacks, declaring they will not extradite Osama bin Laden without evidence.
Current President Hamid Karzai reviewing the Presidential Guard in Kabul.
The Baltoro Glacier, Northern Pakistan, is one of the longest glaciers outside of the polar regions.
Prime Minister SyedYousafRazaGillani
Timeline of US/Pakistan Relations
73.The Five Pillars of Islam
Aleppo Souq, Syria
Special Ramadan bread for sale, Aleppo Souq.
Afghan women in burqas and child pilgrims at the Shrine of Hazrat Ali.