Geography of the Middle East

Where is the Middle East?
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What are the modern day countries that make up the region of the Middle East?

Israel (Golan Heights and Palestinian Territories)
Turkey
Iran
Iraq
Cyprus
Jordan
Lebanon
Syria
Saudi Arabia
Bahrain
Kuwait
Yemen
Oman
United Arab Emirates
(Although Egypt is on the African continent - it is often included in this region)

Learn more about Middle East geography

1. Learn Middle Eastern country names
2. Play to see how well you know Middle East country names
3. Play to see if you know where Middle East countries are located
4. What are the major bodies of water around the Middle East
5. How well do you know the bodies of water in the Middle East
6. What are the capitals of Middle East countries
7. How well do you know the capitals of the Middle East

People of the Middle East
People of the Middle East

Questions about People of the Middle East


Oil in the Middle East


Using the video, create a timeline of the history of oil in the Middle East

Using the timelines you have made from the video, we'll begin to create interactive timelines. You may use any of these sites.

TimeRime

Tiki-Toki

Timeglider

TimeToast

Dipity



What is Islam? And how does it affect the culture of the Middle East?


Unit Paper - Thesis: The geography of the Middle East affected trade and culture
Part 1: Introductory paragraph and thesis
Part 2: Physical geography of the Middle East
Part 3: History of development of trade in the Middle East
Part 4: History of cultures in the Middle east
Part 5: Conclusion - prove thesis

Thursday, 2/20/2014
TRADE ROUTES OF THE MIDDLE EAST
Trade Routes article



Friday, 2/21/2014
THE SPREAD OF ISLAM IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Spread of Islam article



Monday, 2/24/2014
TEXTILES TRADED ALONG THE SILK ROAD
The Silk Road was a major trade route that ran through the Middle East and to China - it was named because of what was mainly carried on that road for trade - silk from the Far East, which was very valuable. Other types of textiles were traded in the routes crossing the Middle East as well - textiles were an important trade good.

Silk Making in China

Textile Dyes from Plants




Tuesday, 2/25/2014
THE HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE OF CAMELS AND THE OASIS
Oasis Slideshow
The Arabian Camel article
Desert Oasis - Miracle of the Desert article




Geography and the History of Trade