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SS7G7 The student will explain the impact of location, climate, physical characteristics, Distribution of natural resources and population distribution.

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1 SS7G7 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.

2 Human-Environmental Interaction DESERTSRIVERS Where people live -Not a favorable area -people live in cities since the discovery of oil -Oasis, near a water source -Huts (goat-haired tents) -Food hard to find -Farming –able to irrigate -Good food source, crops and fish -Can bath and drink the water -easier to live in the area Occupation -Goat Herding -Oil/ Construction -Move to cities to work -fishing -farming -trade/ Merchants -shipping Transportation -Camel -ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) -Boats

3 Where do you think the people of the Middle East originally settled? Why? How do you think this pattern may have changed over time? Why?

4 Climate Climate TypeTemperaturePrecipitationVegetation Middle Eastern Examples Arid Little variation (typically hot) Very low/ dry (<10in/yr) Desert- like Scarce/sparse Most of the Middle East has an arid climate Temperate Seasonal variation Moderate Forests (moderate) Rare- Israel TropicalLittle variation (could be about 70 degrees yr round) Very high/ wetTropical rain forests or “jungle” No examples in the Middle East

5 The Middle East: Natural Vegetation

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7 Natural Resources What are two of the most important natural resources in the Middle East? Why?

8 The Natural Resources of the Middle East


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