Unit #7 - Middle East and North Africa
The Middle East
North Africa
Unit #7 Daily Lessons (Subject to change)
Monday, Jan. 20
Tuesday, Jan. 21
Wednesday, Jan. 22
Thursday, Jan. 23
Friday, Jan. 24
Monday, Jan. 27
Tuesday, Jan. 28
Wednesday, Jan. 29
Thursday, Jan. 30
Friday, Jan. 31
Monday, Feb. 3
Tuesday, Feb. 4
Wednesday, Feb. 5
Thursday, Feb. 6
Friday, Feb. 7
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the Middle East  and North Africa
The Arabian Peninsula
Review and Prepare for Unit #7 TEST
Unit #7 TEST
These three days
will be used to
review the
information and
skills presented in
this unit and
measure the
objectives learned.
MapSkills Resources & Landuse
Middle East Regional Info.
Middle East Sub-Regions
Middle East Conflict
Arabs vs Israel
Jerusalem - Mosaic of Faith
Three Religions
Middle East Development Project - Students will
research the development, construction, and impact
of Dubai's man made islands - "Palm Islands," "The
World," and other projects in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Comparing Three Religions
Resources  Maps
Religion Comparison Chart
Three Religions Venn Diagram
What is Terrorism?
In this unit, students will study the Middle East and North Africa.  They will
examine life in a desert climate, compare the three main religions of the region,
Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.  Students will also explore the relationship
between human settlement and natural resources.  The class will discuss the oil
industry and OPEC's role in the world today.  Water and oil will be compared to
determine which is the more prescious resource for the region.  The history of the
region will be examined and students will study terrorism and the historical
conflicts between Israel and its neighbors.  Other issues such as Gaza and the West
Bank will be presented.  Modifying the environment for economic gain will be
discussed as the class examines the development projects in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Video Review Sheet
The Sahara
What is Islam? Article
Compare/Contrast Islam,
Judaism, and Christianity
Video Review Sheet
Oil and Water - Which is more prescious?
Interaction of three Religions
Making Connections
**Note: Any assignments NOT completed in class will be considered HOMEWORK**
**Note: Any assignments NOT completed in class will be considered HOMEWORK**
Israel and the Middle East
Arab/Israeli Relations
Making Connections
Iran Map
Settlement Patterns
The Sahara
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Unit Objectives
WG.1 History. The student understands how geography and processes of spatial exchange (diffusion) influenced events in the past and helped to shape the present.
    The student is expected to:
    WG.1A Analyze the effects of physical and human geographic patterns and processes on the past and describe their impact on the present, including significant physical
            features and environmental conditions that influenced migration patterns and shaped the distribution of culture groups today.
WG.2 History. The student understands how people, places, and environments have changed over time and the effects of these changes. The student is expected to:
    WG.2A Describe the human and physical characteristics of the same regions at different periods of time to evaluate relationships between past events and current conditions.
    WG.2B Explain how changes in societies have led to diverse uses of physical features.  
WG.6 Geography. The student understands the types, patterns, and processes of settlement. The student is expected to:
    WG.6A Locate and describe human and physical features that influence the size and distribution of settlements.
    WG.6B Explain the processes that have caused changes in settlement patterns, including urbanization, transportation, access to and availability of resources, and economic activities.
WG.7 Geography. The student understands the growth, distribution, movement, and characteristics of world population. The student is expected to:
    WG.7B Explain how political, economic, social, and environmental push and pull factors and physical geography affect the routes and flows of human migration.
WG.8 Geography. The student understands how people, places, and environments are connected and interdependent. The student is expected to:
    WG.8C Evaluate the economic and political relationships between settlements and the environment, including sustainable development and renewable/non-renewable resources.  
WG.9 Geography. The student understands the concept of region as an area of Earth's surface with related geographic characteristics. The student is expected to:
    WG.9A Identify physical and/or human factors such as climate, vegetation, language, trade networks, political units, river systems, and religion that constitute a region.
    WG.9B Describe different types of regions, including formal, functional, and perceptual regions.
WG.12 Economics. The student understands the economic importance of, and issues related to, the location and management of resources. The student is expected to:
    WG.12B Evaluate the geographic and economic impact of policies related to the development, use, and scarcity of natural resources such as regulations of water.  
WG.13 Government. The student understands the spatial characteristics of a variety of global political units. The student is expected to:
    WG.13A Interpret maps to explain the division of land, including man-made and natural borders, into separate political units such as cities, states, or countries.
    WG.13B Compare maps of voting patterns or political boundaries to make inferences about the distribution of political power.
WG.14 Government. The student understands the processes that influence political divisions, relationships, and policies. The student is expected to:
    WG.14A Analyze current events to infer the physical and human processes that lead to the formation of boundaries and other political divisions.
    WG.14B Compare how democracy, dictatorship, monarchy, republic, theocracy, and totalitarian systems operate in specific countries.
    WG.14C Analyze the human and physical factors that influence the power to control territory and resources, create conflict/war, and impact international political relations of
                     sovereign nations such as China, the United States, Japan, and Russia and organized nation groups such as the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU).
WG.15 Citizenship. The student understands how different points of view influence the development of public policies and decision-making processes on local, state, national, and
           international levels. The student is expected to:
    WG.15A Identify and give examples of different points of view that influence the development of public policies and decision-making processes on local, state, national, and international levels.  
    WG.15B Explain how citizenship practices, public policies, and decision-making may be influenced by cultural beliefs, including nationalism and patriotism.  
WG.16 Culture. The student understands how the components of culture affect the way people live and shape the characteristics of regions. The student is expected to:
    WG.16A Describe distinctive cultural patterns and landscapes associated with different places in Texas, the United States, and other regions of the world and how these patterns influenced the   
                  processes of innovation and diffusion.  
    WG.16B Describe elements of culture, including language, religion, beliefs and customs, institutions, and technologies.
    WG.16C Explain ways various groups of people perceive the characteristics of their own and other cultures, places, and regions differently.
WG.17 Culture. The student understands the distribution, patterns, and characteristics of different cultures. The student is expected to:
    WG.17A Describe and compare patterns of culture such as language, religion, land use, education, and customs that make specific regions of the world distinctive.
    WG.17B Describe major world religions, including animism, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Sikhism, and their spatial distribution.
    WG.17C Compare economic, political, or social opportunities in different cultures for women, ethnic and religious minorities, and other underrepresented populations.
    WG.17D Evaluate the experiences and contributions of diverse groups to multicultural societies.
WG.18 Culture. The student understands the ways in which cultures change and maintain continuity. The student is expected to:
    WG.18A Analyze cultural changes in specific regions caused by migration, war, trade, innovations, and diffusion.  
    WG.18B Assess causes, effects, and perceptions of conflicts between groups of people, including modern genocides and terrorism.  
    WG.18C Identify examples of cultures that maintain traditional ways, including traditional economies.
    WG.18D Evaluate the spread of cultural traits to find examples of cultural convergence and divergence such as the spread of democratic ideas, U.S.-based fast-food franchises, the English
                  language, technology, or global sports.
WG.19 Science, technology, and society. The student understands the impact of technology and human modifications on the physical environment. The student is expected to:
    WG.19B Analyze ways technological innovations such as air conditioning and desalinization have allowed humans to adapt to places.  
    WG.19C Examine the environmental, economic, and social impacts of advances in technology on agriculture and natural resources.  
Understanding & Correcting Test Mistakes
Last Day to Turn in Missing Work
Without the 30% Discount
Study Guide
Middle East Developments Project
Iraq Map
Present Projects
Enrichment/Alternative Assignments
Middle East Development
The Arab World
Egypt: Land of Extremes
The West Bank
Arab Spring
Article #1
The Six-Day War
Egypt Revealed
Read: Chapter 15-2
Human Geo of N Africa
Read: Chapter 15-3
People & Environment
Read: Chapter 15-1
Physical Geo of N Africa
Read: Chapter 16-2
Human Geo of East Med
Read: Chapter 16-3
People & Environment
Read: Chapter 16-1
Physical Geo of East Med
Read: Chapter 17-2
Human Geo of the NE
Read: Chapter 17-3
People & Environment
Read: Chapter 17-1
Physical Geo of The NE
Read: Chapter 18-2/3
Human Geo of Arabian Peninsula
Read: Chapter 18-1
Physical Geo of Arabian Peninsula
Unit #7 - Middle East and North Africa
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