All Maps You Create Must Have… • A Title • A Compass Rose • A legend
The Only Items on your desk should be • Note taking materials (pencil, paper) • Self createed map of Mesopotamia
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
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
Absolute Location • 33.7 ‘N, 43.5’ E • What makes the location ideal?
Northern Mesopotamia • Hills • Plains • Fertile land due to seasonal rains • Streams flow from Zagros Mountains • Many raw materials • Timber • Metals • Stone
Southern Mesopotamia • Marshy areas • Dry plains • Tigris River • Fast flowing • Euphrates River • Easily navigable • Farmers learned to control the flooding • Used to irrigate fields