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Middle East and Southwest Asia

Middle East and Southwest Asia

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Middle East and Southwest Asia

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  1. Middle East and Southwest Asia • This presentation will introduce you to the Middle East and Southwest Asia. • It will cover: • the region • the countries • the major landforms.

  2. North/South Hemispheres Northern Hemisphere Equator Southern Hemisphere Where’s the equator?

  3. East/West Hemispheres Western Hemisphere Eastern Hemisphere Prime Meridian Where’s the Prime Meridian?

  4. Middle East, Southwest Asia and Egypt What region are we studying? Let’s say you are in California…what’s the shortest route to sail to the Red Sea?

  5. Armenia The countries are…. Turkmenistan Azerbaijan Countries Georgia Syria Afghanistan Iraq Turkey Lebanon Iran Israel Kuwait Jordan Bahrain Egypt Qatar Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates Yemen Oman

  6. Thewaterwaysare… Euphrates River 1 14 Black Sea Caspian Sea 15 13 Tigris River Mediterranean Sea 2 Shat al Arab 12 3 Dead Sea 11 Persian Gulf Strait of Hormuz 10 4 Gulf of Suez Nile River 5 Gulf of Oman 9 Red Sea 6 Arabian Sea 8 Gulf of Aden 7

  7. 5 Great Civilizations • The Americas (Aztec, Mayan, Incas) • Egyptian • Mesopotamian (Persia) • Indus (Pakistan & India) • Chinese

  8. Egypt

  9. Middle East Map

  10. Sahara • “Sahara” means “desert” • 2nd largest desert in the world • Hottest desert in the world • Almost same size as continental U.S. • 25% is covered with sand Sahara facts: 5

  11. What is the name of the desert outlined in yellow? Arabian Desert Arabian Desert This area is called… Rub al Khali 6

  12. Rub al Khali Desert P

  13. Jinni…. • In the Muslim Qu’ran there are three personages: humans, angels, and jinnis.

  14. One of the animals of the Arabian Desert… Sand Cat .

  15. Middle East Map

  16. Nile: Satellite The Nile River….lifeblood of Egypt P

  17. Blue & White Nile: Map Blue Nile White Nile Lake Victoria P

  18. Can you name any of these places….? Sinai & Near East Satellite Mediterranean Sea 1 9 Sea of Galilee Nile Delta 8 Dead Sea 3 Suez Canal 6 Nile River 2 5 7 Gulf of Aqaba Gulf of Suez Red Sea 4 7

  19. If you are really good…. you can name this island: Need a hint? It’s also the name of a tree! Sinai: Satellite It’s Cyprus! Give up? 5

  20. Dead Sea: Satellite The Dead Sea • 1300’ below sea level • Used to be part of the Mediterranean Sea • Fed by the Jordan River • Part of Great Rift Valley • Saltiest body of water 6

  21. Persia

  22. Middle East Map

  23. The Persian Gulf What strait is this? Strait of Hormuz .

  24. Middle East Map

  25. U.A.E. United Arab Emirates

  26. Middle East Map

  27. Qatar & Bahrain: Satellite Bahrain Qatar . .

  28. Middle East Map

  29. Iran What country is this? Kuwait Iraq What country is this? What river is this? Shat al Arab Okay, once again… Persian Gulf What is this? …what is this? 5

  30. Oil fires

  31. Middle East Map

  32. Caspian Sea Caspian Sea

  33. Middle East Map

  34. The Black Sea .

  35. Middle East Map

  36. Turkey: Satellite The Taurus Mountains!! . .

  37. Turkey Snow: Satellite

  38. Noah’s Ark What object in history is said to be on Mt. Ararat? Mt. Ararat & Little Ararat Mount Ararat Little Ararat 3

  39. Middle East Map

  40. Marmara: Satellite Black Sea What sea? Dardanelles Turkey Greece Aegean Sea What sea? 6

  41. Dardanelles The Dardanelles

  42. Marmara: Satellite Black Sea Dardanelles Bosporus Strait Sea of Marmara Turkey Greece Aegean Sea 6

  43. The Bosporus Strait Bosporus Strait Istanbul, Turkey .

  44. Marmara: Satellite Black Sea Dardanelles Bosporus Strait Sea of Marmara Turkey Greece Aegean Sea 6