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Overview of Arab Lands

PowerPoint Lesson     

PowerPoint Practice

Physical Geography
Erg
Oasis 
Wadi
Savanna
Empty Quarter
Mediterranean Sea

Human Geography
Bedouin
Quran
Cultural diffusion

Arab Spring
"Arab Spring--What is it?" 
YouTube:Al Ectric.  http://youtu.be/2z-rKjTivDs  (2:33). 
"Nations inflamed by Arab Spring yield different fates." 
YouTube:PBS NewsHourhttp://youtu.be/npeaROLNVnw (3:36)

Physical Geography
"A Dry Region Bordered by Water."  World Studies: AsiaPearson-Prentice-Hall, 2005.  pgs 36-38.

Physical Geography

Oasis
Petroleum
Nonrenewable

Human Geography
Standard of living
OPEC
Monotheism
Muessin
Hajj

"The Call to Mecca".  World Studies Video Program.  (DVD).  Prentice-Hall. 

"Muslim Explains Why She Wears the Veil ."  Retrieved from
Youtube:ABCNews.  http://youtu.be/Tu9AdvDaLmA(3:01). 

"What Is Islam? Questions and Answers." 
Youtube:ABCNews.  http://youtu.be/yTjYLukK_D4(9:09). 
"The Call to Mecca"  http://youtu.be/AVfMlTW1i78

"Most Beautiful Azan ever heard." 
Youtube:8704822.  http://youtu.be/mUHDYlJHaOQ(3:58).  A slide show of mosques with an "Azan" chant. 

Text Reading

Vocabulary

Monday

3-1
North
Africa


PowerPoint

"Deserts in Africa."  and "Desert Living." and "Algeria."  World Studies: AfricaPearson-Prentice-Hall, 2005.  pgs 21-22 and pgs 118-122. 

"Egypt."  World Studies: AfricaPearson-Prentice-Hall, 2005.  pgs 110-115.

"Cultures of North Africa."  World Studies: AfricaPearson-Prentice-Hall, 2005.  pgs 78-83.

Physical Geography Atlas Mountains
Sahara Desert
Delta
Aswan Dam
Suez Canal 
Sinai Peninsula
Red Sea
Nomads

Human Geography
Arab Spring
Cairo
Sharia Law
Bazaar
Fellaheen

Sahara
"Exploring the Sahara Desert, Morocco"
YouTube:LonelyPlanet.  http://youtu.be/mLR0-K2Wpb0 (2:04) 
"Destination North Africa "
YouTube:National Geographic.  http://youtu.be/QpN-vGd9GcY (5:07) 
"The Sahara Desert and Its Cultures."
YouTube:Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic.  http://youtu.be/nDWpFIt3xK4 (1:50) 
"The Geography of North Africa". 
World Studies Video Program.  (DVD).  Prentice-Hall
"The Sahara: Fruits of the Oasis". 
World Studies Video Program.  (DVD).  Prentice-Hall. 
Nations
"Tangier, Morocco: Europe Meets Africa." YouTube:Rick Steves. http://youtu.be/bpKJSB4HUfE  (7:16) 
"Paradise Valley Morocco 2013." YouTube:Broskillahttp://youtu.be/E8-qmfQSL7o  (8:53) 
"Egypt: The Nile and the Fellaheen". 
World Studies Video Program.  (DVD).  Prentice-Hall. 
"Egypt's Geographic Challenge." 
YouTube:STRATFORvideo. http://youtu.be/0sI-y9J-ol8  (2:03). 
"Destination Egypt." 
YouTube:National Geographic .  http://youtu.be/VxT-Izmi7SI  (4:58). 

3-3
Arabia

PowerPoint

"Saudi Arabia."  World Studies: AsiaPearson-Prentice-Hall, 2005.  pgs 200-

"Southwest Asia's Major Natural Resources." 
World Studies: AsiaPearson-Prentice-Hall, 2005.  pgs 39-41.


Physical Geography
The Empty Quarter
Persian Gulf
Red Sea

Cultural Geography
Mecca 
The Ka'ba
Hajj

"Saudi Arabia's Geographic Challenge."  YouTube:STRATFORvideo. http://youtu.be/LS4G0bvpwgc  () 
"Mecca." 
YouTube:NationalGeographic.   http://youtu.be/jM81wroj_MQ.  (3:46). 
"Oman's Geographic Challenge." 
YouTube:STRATFORvideo. http://youtu.be/1az6_H2VH3s  (2:28)
"Women drive for change in Saudi Arabia." 
YouTube:CNN.  http://youtu.be/96bX37IylIw
"Saudi Arabia's Demographic Challenge." 
YouTube:STRATFORvideohttp://youtu.be/LdZbMEvMkWI  (2:07) 
"Saudi Arabia: Culture & Heritage." 
YouTube:Eromos.  http://youtu.be/fWw2QZ7zbeQ
"Ka'ba."  Retrieved from YouTube:ProudMuslim10.  http://youtu.be/cU-EDoElBqs(1:28). 
No Justice for Women or Foreign Workers in Saudi Arabia
http://youtu.be/saNoQ1A_4Rs

3-4
Israel and Palestine 

PowerPoint

"Israel: Economics and Cultures."  World Studies: AsiaPearson-Prentice-Hall, 2005.  pgs 195-199

"Three Religions"  and "Diverse Cultures" and "Recent History." 
World Studies: AsiaPearson-Prentice-Hall, 2005.  pgs 105-109.

Physical Geography
Levant



Human Geography
West Bank
Gaza Strip
Dome of the Rock
kibbutz
Wailing Wall
irrigation
Jerusalem

"Voices of modern Israel."  Retrieved from YouTube:rehovbograshov.   http://youtu.be/P7nWhIQzdv8.  (2:43). 

"Jerusalem".  Retrieved from
YouTube:wsterneberg1.  http://youtu.be/ecgwyDsor0Q.  unnarrated. (3:10). 

"Jerusalem."  Retrieved from
YouTube:THEWORLDOFTRAVEL.  http://youtu.be/J3n9jBJY6aA.  Unnarrated.  (2:32)

"Clashes in Jerusalem's Old City."  Retrieved from
YouTube:ReutersVideo.  http://youtu.be/QFtGciIndQ8(1:41). 

Physical Geography
Euphrates River
Levant

"Syria's Geographic Challenge."  YouTube:STRATFORvideo. http://youtu.be/llIGjDpDThU (2:04)

"U.S. doctor works to treat horrors of Syria's civil war."  YouTube:CBS Evening News.  http://youtu.be/BJVcOtBJQcU

"The War in Syria Explained in Five Minutes."
YouTube:The Guardian.  http://youtu.be/K5H5w3_QTG0(5:28).

"Syrian women raise their voices."  YouTube:unitednations.  http://youtu.be/AmGK-wr1_Po  (2:47) 

"What caused civil war in Syria? Syria conflict explained ."  YouTube:ITN.  http://youtu.be/DowaIjF5iE0  (2:57). 
"Istanbul, Aleppo, and Jerusalem: Crossroads of Trade". 
World Studies Video Program.  (DVD).  Prentice-Hall. 

3-5
Syria and Lebanon

PowerPoint


Human Geography
Damascus

3-6
Iraq

PowerPoint

"Mesopotamia."  World Studies: AsiaPearson-Prentice-Hall, 2005.  pgs 104.

Physical Geography

Human Geography


REVIEW for the test

PowerPoint

Physical Geography
Anatolia
Euphrates
Red Sea
Persian Gulf
Delta
Atlas Mountains
Oasis
Sahara Desert

Countries
Morocco
Algeria
Tunisia
Egypt
Saudi Arabia
Israel
Syria
Turkey

Human Geography
West Bank Settlements
The Kaaba
The Wailing Wall
OPEC


Longer Films:
"Hidden History of Islam."  Retrieved from Youtube:MellowChoas.  http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF142C59C86A9DCA1(50 minutes). 

"Inside Mecca."  Retreived from
YouTube:NationalGeographic.   http://youtu.be/KFQHgdmJqjo(56:37).