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Place Location- Southwest Asia (Middle East) The following tutorial is designed to help you with locations of physical features and countries in Southwest Asia based on 7 th grade social studies Georgia Performance Standards
GPS Standards Addressed SS7G5 The student will locate selected features in Southwestern Asia (Middle East). a. Locate on a world and regional political-physical 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 political-physical map the nations of Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.
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Southwest Asia Place Location Physical Features Go To Next Feature
Tigris River The Tigris River has its source in Turkey. It flows east through Iraq where it joins the Euphrates River to form the Shatt-al-Arab, which then flows into the Persian Gulf.Tigris River BACK
Euphrates River The Euphrates River has its source in Turkey. It flows east through Syria and then through Iraq where it joins the Tigris River to form the Shatt-al-Arab, near the Persian Gulf.Euphrates River BACK Fast Facts: 2,781 kilometers (1,730 miles) long Developed since 4000 B.C. Due to terrain river floods easily Empties into the Persian Gulf Annual flow of 990 billion cubic feet
Jordan River The Jordan River is the river with the lowest elevation in the world. It rises on the slopes of Mount Hermon, on the Syrian-Lebanese border, flows southward through northern Israel to the Sea of Galilee, and then divides Israel and the Israeli-occupied West Bank on the west from Jordan on the east before emptying into the Dead Sea at an elevation of about 1,312 feet below sea level. The Jordan is more than 223 miles in length, but, because its course is meandering, the actual distance between its source and the Dead Sea is less than 124 miles.Mount HermonIsraelSea of GalileeWest BankJordanDead Sea BACK
Suez Canal It is an artificial waterway running north to south across the Isthmus of Suez in northeastern Egypt; it connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Gulf of Suez, an arm of the Red Sea. The canal provides a shortcut for ships operating between both European and American ports and ports located in southern Asia, eastern Africa, and Oceania. Isthmus of Suez Mediterranean SeaGulf of SuezRed Sea BACK Click on the Pictures !
Persian Gulf The Persian Gulf lies to the north of Saudi Arabia and to the south of Iran. It is described as an arm of the Arabian Sea between the Arabian Peninsula and southwest Iran. It has been an important trade route since ancient times and gained added strategic significance after the discovery of oil in the Gulf States in the 1930s.Persian Gulf Arabian Peninsula oil BACK Click on the either picture for a Gulf War Timeline
Strait of Hormuz Located between Oman and Iran, the Strait of Hormuz connects the Persian Gulf with the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea. Hormuz is the world's most important oil chokepoint due to its daily oil flow of 16.5-17 million barrels, which is roughly 20 percent of oil traded worldwide. The majority of oil exported through the Strait of Hormuz travels to Asia, the United States and Western Europe.Strait of HormuzPersian Gulf BACK Doesn’t that look like a dolphin?
Arabian Sea The Arabian Sea is part of the Indian Ocean. It is located between the Arabian Peninsula and India. BACK Click on Picture
Red Sea The Red Sea separates the Arabian Peninsula from Africa. BACK Click on the Pictures !
Gaza Strip The Gaza Strip is a coastal strip of land located in the country of Israel along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea that borders Egypt.Gaza Strip BACK Click on the RED circle to see what the CIA World Factbook has to say about the Gaza Strip
Our standards give us 6 countries we need to be able to locate. Click the to see the countries Next Slide Countries of Southwest Asia