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  1. All Maps You Create Must Have… • A Title • A Compass Rose • A legend

  2. The Only Items on your desk should be • Note taking materials (pencil, paper) • Self createed map of Mesopotamia

  3. Geography of Mesopotamia

  4. Fertile Crescent • Crescent shaped region containing moist and fertile land • Often called the cradle of civilization • Saw the development of some of the earliest human civilizations

  5. Mesopotamia • Land between the rivers • The Tigris and Euphrates rivers often flooded during the spring • The floods left a very fertile mud called silt • Flat swampy region

  6. Absolute Location • 33.7 ‘N, 43.5’ E • What makes the location ideal?

  7. Northern Mesopotamia • Hills • Plains • Fertile land due to seasonal rains • Streams flow from Zagros Mountains • Many raw materials • Timber • Metals • Stone

  8. Add Zagros Mountains To Warm-Up Map

  9. Southern Mesopotamia • Marshy areas • Dry plains • Tigris River • Fast flowing • Euphrates River • Easily navigable • Farmers learned to control the flooding • Used to irrigate fields

  10. Annual Rainfall in Mesopotamia

  11. Vegetation

  12. Wild Grain in Mesopotamia