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Chapter 16, Section 2 Chapter 16, Section 2 Resources & Religion Pg. 455 - 459 Resources & Religion Pg. 455 - 459.

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1 Chapter 16, Section 2 Chapter 16, Section 2 Resources & Religion Pg Resources & Religion Pg

2 The Importance of Oil Nearly half the world’s oil is found in 5 M.E. countries Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest producer of oil OPEC – decides price and amount produced of oil Primary Product – oil Secondary Product – product made from raw materials - plastic made from some oil Petrochemicals – crude + natural gas to make a variety of products

3 Addicted to OIL...

4 Religion in the Region Islam is the dominant religion in the region Many Christians have left the region Islam influences culture – 5 Pillars of Islam Ramadan – holy month for Muslims Muslim Calendar – how is it different?

5 The 5 Pillars...

6 Westernization vs. Traditional Culture Region believes the U.S. forces too much change Examples – McDonald’s, Calvin Klein, X- Box One, Coca-Cola, North Face, The Voice Some people think better living conditions come from westernization - What do you think? Some people in the M.E. do not want to lose their traditional ways

7 Are you Western?

8 The Roles of Women Islam restricts most women in the region (civil rights/education) A few M.E. countries treat women fairly (Israel, Jordan, Egypt) Examples 1.cannot drive 2.cannot work outside the home 3.husband can marry up to three more women

9 How would someone like the women below survive in a traditional, Middle Eastern country? Lady Gaga, Oprah, and Christina Aguilera

10 Clothing & Culture Israel – most people dress in western clothing Orthodox Jews – more traditional Islam – women wear chadors, floor length cloaks that cover the body Iran & Saudi Arabia – clothing is a part of the law Islamic law demands facial hair for men in some countries

11 Traditional M.E. Clothing

12 A Disappearing Nomadic Culture Nomads only herd sheep Nomads escorted camel caravans Only 1% of the M.E. population is nomadic Droughts have decreased grazing Crossing borders has become difficult Why?

13 Bedouin Nomads in Israel – Go or Stay?


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