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Now that we have learned about the Byzantine Empire…we are going to travel down from Constantin ople…. Past Asia Minor. Asia Minor. To Arabia!. Geography and Life in Arabia. Standard 7.2.1

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Now that we have learned about the Byzantine Empire…we are going to travel down from Constantin ople….

past asia minor
Past Asia Minor

Asia Minor

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Standard 7.2.1

Describe the geography and climate of the Arabian Peninsula. Discuss the impact of surrounding bodies of water and of nomadic and settled lifestyles.

Objective:

To learn that the geography and location of the Arabian Peninsula have greatly influenced the lifestyles of those who live there.

what is a crossroads location
What is a “crossroads location”?
  • People travel through it to get to other areas
  • Arabian Peninsula is a crossroads location because it is in between which three continents?
    • Europe
    • Asia
    • Africa
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This is a Desert right? Yes…

BUT NO!!!

These are in America. The Middle East has different types…

desert climate
Desert Climate
  • Arabia is one of the hottest, driest places in the world!
  • Can plants survive here? Can animals?
  • How does the desert climate impact life there?
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Middle East Deserts…

So, what do you use to travel across this?

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Camels = The Baja trucks of the desert back then AND today

Their feet are perfect for dry and sandy conditions

Their hump stores water

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What is a Caravan???

Yes…BUT NO!!!!!!!!

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I mean this type of Caravan!!!

Caravan = Group of camels to travel/trade with.

what is an oasis
What is an Oasis??

Yes….BUT NO!!!!

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Oasis = Small area in a desert that has springs or wells

  • They were resting points for desert traders
  • - Many major Middle East cities developed on or near an Oasis
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What is the Empty

Quarter?

Yes….But NO!!!!!

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- One of the driest

places in the world

- No plants can grow

This Empty

Quarter!

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Think of a wall of

sand hitting you at 50

mph!

Also,

Sandstorms

physical features
Mostly sandy deserts and sand dunes

Water exists mainly in oases scattered across the deserts

Physical Features
how does the desert climate impact life in arabia
How does the desert climate impact life in Arabia?
  • 2 main ways of life – what are they?
    • Sedentary or settled
    • Nomadic or constantly moving
sedentary or settled way of life
Sedentary or settled way of life
  • People settled around oases & trade routes
  • Towns developed
  • Souks were markets where people gathered to buy, sell and trade
sedentary life
Sedentary life
  • Modern-day souk or bazaar
nomadic life
Nomadic life
  • Lived in tents and raised animals
  • Why animals?
    • Food source = milk and meat
    • Skins
    • Could travel vs. plants
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Nomadic life
  • Modern-day desert nomads
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Now that you have read and reviewed the geography and environmental system of the Arabian Peninsula…

…answer the following questions on a separate sheet of paper. Write down the questions!! Good luck!

3 1 check for understanding
3.1:Check for understanding…
  • Why was the Arabian Peninsula known as a “crossroads” location?
check for understanding
Check for understanding…
  • Why was the Arabian Peninsula known as a “crossroads” location?
not done yet
Not done yet…

2. What are two things you can find in the Arabian Peninsula?

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Not done yet…

2. What are two things you can find in the Arabian Peninsula?

one more to go
One more to go…
  • What are two ways the people living on the Arabian Peninsula were able to make a living?
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One more to go…
  • What are two ways the people living on the Arabian Peninsula were able to make a living?
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How did you do???

Ok, so now for the fun part!

activity for today
Activity for today!

Intro:

In what ways did townspeople & nomads rely on each other?

Townspeople traded for nomads’ herds and animals products. Nomads also needed supplies such as blankets, clothing, and cooking supplies from townspeople.

magazine covers
Magazine Covers

On Microsoft Word or Publisher create a magazine cover for an imaginary magazine that would have appealed to both the nomads and townspeople of early Arabia.

Criteria:

  • Needs a title
  • Article titles need to appeal to both types of

people

  • Needs questions (Sneak peak into what the articles will be about)
  • Creativeness, Neatness and accuracy count!!!
raft letter postcard
RAFT: Letter/Postcard
  • Role= Nomadic herder or townsperson
  • Audience= relative or friend
  • Format= Letter or postcard
  • Topic= You are living in Arabia. Write a letter/postcard describing your life in that challenging environment and describe your lifestyle with details from the lesson.
don t forget
Don’t forget…
  • The main features of the Arabian Peninsula are
    • deserts and oases.
  • There are two main lifestyles of Arabia –
    • nomadic and sedentary.