Physical geography of SW Asia

Report
Please have agenda on table. Please write down 5 questions.
Use map on page 121 to answer questions.
1. Which countries share a border with
Iraq?
2.What is the national capital of Turkey?
3.Two countries have the same name for
the capital as the country. Name one.
4.Which country’s capital sits on the
Tropic of Cancer?
5.Which country’s capital is located on the
Tigris River?
How do the
physical
characteristics of
Southwest Asia
affect how the
population of
these countries
live?
SSG7G5
The student will locate selected features in
Southwestern Asia (Middle East).
a. Locate on a world and regional politicalphysical map: Euphrates River, Jordan
River, Tigris River, Suez Canal, Persian
Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, Arabian Sea, Red
Sea, and Gaza Strip.
b. Locate on a world and regional politicalphysical map the nations of Afghanistan,
Iran, Iraq, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and
Turkey.
SSG7G7
The student will explain the impact of
location, climate, physical characteristics,
Distribution of natural resources and
population distribution on Southwest Asia
(Middle East).
a. Explain how the distribution of oil has
affected the development of Southwest Asia
(Middle East).
b. Describe how the deserts and rivers of
Southwest Asia (Middle East) have affected
the population in terms of where people live,
the type of work they do, and how they
travel.
Bell ringer
3 Column Chart
– Physical
Characteristics
8 Vocab terms
you should know
Seas and
waterways, 131
Mountains,
plateaus, and
lowlands
Rivers, p. 132
Being on the water helps
people trade with the rest of
the world
In the north are _______, Sea
of ________ and the ________
Straits.
_______
is man made
Strait of _______ allows oil
tankers to enter and leave
Persian Gulf
Help people trade
with the rest of the
world
_______ plate movements
cause deadly earthquakes
In the north are
_______, Sea of
________ and the
________ Straits.
______ and
_______Mountains in Iran
_______
is man made
Strait of _______
allows oil tankers to
enter and leave
Persian Gulf
Hindu Kush Mountains in
___________
_______ Pass is a narrow
gap in Hindu Kush; used for
trade
Name
Date
Class period
A facility that turns
petroleum into
gasoline and other
products
Type of rock created
when layers of
material are
hardened by weight
of materials above
Small
particles
of rich soil
An area of
fertile soil left
by river floods
Illegal fishing
or hunting
An area of
fertile soil left
by river floods
A mineral
salt used
to make
fertilizer
Name
Date
Class period
A facility that turns
petroleum into
gasoline and other
products
Type of rock created
when layers of
material are
hardened by weight
of materials above
Small
particles
of rich soil
An area of
fertile soil left
by river floods
Illegal fishing
or hunting
An area of
fertile soil left
by river floods
A mineral
salt used
to make
fertilizer
Please have agenda on table. Please write down 5 questions.
Use map on page 122 to answer questions.
1.Which country on the map has the most
yellow? What does that mean?
2.How many cities on this map have over 5
million people?
3.What is the population range for the city of
Shiraz in Iran?
4.How far is Mashhad from Tehran in miles?
5.Which two Turkish cities lie on line 40 degrees
north?
How do the
physical
characteristics of
Southwest Asia
affect how the
population of
these countries
live?
SSG7G5
The student will locate selected features in
Southwestern Asia (Middle East).
a. Locate on a world and regional politicalphysical map: Euphrates River, Jordan
River, Tigris River, Suez Canal, Persian
Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, Arabian Sea, Red
Sea, and Gaza Strip.
b. Locate on a world and regional politicalphysical map the nations of Afghanistan,
Iran, Iraq, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and
Turkey.
SSG7G7
The student will explain the impact of
location, climate, physical characteristics,
Distribution of natural resources and
population distribution on Southwest Asia
(Middle East).
a. Explain how the distribution of oil has
affected the development of Southwest Asia
(Middle East).
b. Describe how the deserts and rivers of
Southwest Asia (Middle East) have affected
the population in terms of where people live,
the type of work they do, and how they
travel.
Bell ringer
3 Column Chart
– Physical
Characteristics
Natural
Resources of
SWA
Being on the water helps
people trade with the rest of
the world
In the north are _______, Sea
of ________ and the ________
Straits.
_______
is man made
Strait of _______ allows oil
tankers to enter and leave
Persian Gulf
Help people trade
with the rest of the
world
_______ plate movements
cause deadly earthquakes
In the north are
_______, Sea of
________ and the
________ Straits.
______ and
_______Mountains in Iran
_______
is man made
Strait of _______
allows oil tankers to
enter and leave
Persian Gulf
Hindu Kush Mountains in
___________
_______ Pass is a narrow
gap in Hindu Kush; used for
trade
Help people trade
with the rest of the
world
Tectonic plate
movements cause
deadly earthquakes
In the north are
_______, Sea of
________ and the
________ Straits.
Zagros and Elburz
Mountains in Iran
_______
is man made
Hindu Kush
Mountains in
Afghanistan
Strait of _______
allows oil tankers to
enter and leave
Persian Gulf
Khyber Pass is a
narrow gap in Hindu
Kush; used for trade
Early civilizations
develop along river
valleys
Tigris and Euphrates
Rivers
Flooding was
actually good
Silt left by floods
allowed famers to
grow more crops
Name
Date
Class period
A facility that turns
petroleum into
gasoline and other
products
Type of rock created
when layers of
material are
hardened by weight
of materials above
Small
particles
of rich soil
An area of
fertile soil left
by river floods
Illegal fishing
or hunting
An area of
fertile soil left
by river floods
A mineral
salt used
to make
fertilizer
Name
Date
Class period
Type of rock created
when layers of
material are
hardened by weight
of materials above
A facility that turns
petroleum into
gasoline and other
products
An area of
fertile soil left
by river floods
Small
particles
of rich soil
Illegal fishing
or hunting
A mineral
salt used
to make
fertilizer
As you get older, how do you
think the decrease in oil
production in the Middle
East might affect the your
life here in the United
States?
Please have agenda on table. Please write down 5 questions.
Use regional atlas on pages 124-25 to answer questions.
1.Which country, other than the USA, has the
highest literacy rate?
2.Which country has a life expectancy of under
50 years?
3.Which country has the highest population
density of all the countries in Southwest Asia?
4.How many counties have less than 100
television sets per 1,000 people?
5.How many countries speak Arabic?
How do the
physical
characteristics of
Southwest Asia
affect how the
population of
these countries
live?
Bell ringer
3 Column Chart
– Physical
Characteristics
Natural
Resources of
SWA
Help people trade
with the rest of the
world
Tectonic plate
movements cause
deadly earthquakes
In the north are
_______, Sea of
________ and the
________ Straits.
Zagros and Elburz
Mountains in Iran
_______
is man made
Hindu Kush
Mountains in
Afghanistan
Strait of _______
allows oil tankers to
enter and leave
Persian Gulf
Khyber Pass is a
narrow gap in Hindu
Kush; used for trade
Early civilizations
develop along river
valleys
Tigris and Euphrates
Rivers
Flooding was
actually good
Silt left by floods
allowed famers to
grow more crops
As you get older, how do you
think the decrease in oil
production in the Middle
East might affect the your
life here in the United
States?
Petroleum and
natural gas are
vital to world’s
economies
Petroleum and
natural gas are
vital to world’s
economies
Largest reserves of
petroleum and gas
are found in
Persian gulf
Some countries
have gained
great wealth
from selling oil
Wealth has
allowed for
exposure to
western ideas…
Other resources
in SW Asia
include coal, iron,
and phosphates
Water is scarce in
the countries of
SW Asia
Poaching has
hurt fishing;
irrigation waste
leaves salt
Air pollution from
refineries also is a
big cause of
concern
Please have agenda on table. Please read page 135. Write down
five questions and fill in the blank. Thanks.
1. The Arabian Peninsula is nearly covered by
_______.
2. The Rub’ al Khali desert is about the size of the
state of ______.
3. Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, developed in a
________.
4. Temperatures in the Rub al Khali may reach
______ degrees.
5. Deserts throughout Southwest Asia contain
______ where there is a spring or well.
How do the
physical
characteristics of
Southwest Asia
affect how the
population of
these countries
live?
Bell ringer
3 Column Chart
– Physical
Characteristics
Natural
Resources of
SWA
Please have agenda on table. Please read page 135. Write down
five questions and fill in the blank. Thanks.
1. The Arabian Peninsula is nearly covered by
_______.
2. The Rub’ al Khali desert is about the size of the
state of ______.
3. Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, developed in a
________.
4. Temperatures in the Rub al Khali may reach
______ degrees.
5. Deserts throughout Southwest Asia contain
______ where there is a spring or well.
Please have agenda on table. Please read page 135. Write down
five questions and fill in the blank. Thanks.
1. The Arabian Peninsula is nearly covered by
_______.
2. The Rub’ al Khali desert is about the size of the
state of ______.
3. Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, developed in a
________.
4. Temperatures in the Rub al Khali may reach
______ degrees.
5. Deserts throughout Southwest Asia contain
______ where there is a spring or well.
Please have agenda on table. Please read page 135. Write down
five questions and fill in the blank. Thanks.
1. The Arabian Peninsula is nearly covered by
_______.
2. The Rub’ al Khali desert is about the size of the
state of ______.
3. Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, developed in a
________.
4. Temperatures in the Rub al Khali may reach
______ degrees.
5. Deserts throughout Southwest Asia contain
______ where there is a spring or well.
Please have agenda on table. Please read page 135. Write down
five questions and fill in the blank. Thanks.
1. The Arabian Peninsula is nearly covered by
_______.
2. The Rub’ al Khali desert is about the size of the
state of ______.
3. Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, developed in a
________.
4. Temperatures in the Rub al Khali may reach
______ degrees.
5. Deserts throughout Southwest Asia contain
______ where there is a spring or well.
Please have agenda on table. Please read page 135. Write down
five questions and fill in the blank. Thanks.
1. The Arabian Peninsula is nearly covered by
_______.
2. The Rub’ al Khali desert is about the size of the
state of ______.
3. Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, developed in a
________.
4. Temperatures in the Rub al Khali may reach
______ degrees.
5. Deserts throughout Southwest Asia contain
______ where there is a spring or well.
Some countries
have gained
great wealth
from selling oil
Wealth has
allowed for
exposure to
western ideas…
Other resources
in SW Asia
include coal, iron,
and phosphates
Water is scarce in
the countries of
SW Asia
Poaching has
hurt fishing;
irrigation waste
leaves salt
Air pollution from
refineries also is a
big cause of
concern
Name
Date
Class period
Underground rock
layers through
which water flows
Process that treats
seawater to remove
salts and minerals to
make water drinkable
Dry, treeless,
grassy plains
found near
deserts
Method of
farming in
which lad is
left
unplanted
every few
year
Dry
riverbeds
that fill
when it
rains
People who move
across areas to find
food and water for
their herds
When a resource
is only made
available to
people in limited
amounts
Use a web diagram like the one below to identify the climates in the
region. Within each square, list ways in which that particular climate
affects people’s lives. Also, draw a picture below the square that best
represents how people’s lives are affected by climate.
READ
PAGES
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Type of Climate
Types of Climates
in Southwest
Asia
Type of Climate
Type of Climate

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