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What and where were the Islamic Arab Empires and what is it like today?
Learned about some things that came from the Middle East...But what exactly is the Middle East? What did we say about the title “Islamic Arab Empire”?
Loosely defined area that includes Arabian peninsula, Iran, Turkey, Egypt Geography features desert, oases, mountains, rivers Very dry in most areas, even along coast The Islamic Arab Empire goes beyond this though
They are spread West to East very far apart They do not expand very far south into Africa Across countries that have a long history of complex civilizations
Used extensively by Egyptian civilization 6671 km long, considered the longest in the world More than 3 times larger than BC’s largest river the Peace River Important source of water for irrigation farming
Without knowing the political boundaries of the time, it is hard to understand how significant the Arab Empire was Without knowing what other empires existed at the time, it is hard to understand who their competition was The shape of the Arab Empire was determined by the geography of the region The movement of people, trade, and ideas determines how empires expand
You will be sharing an Atlas with your neighbour Work together, but write down your answers on both sheets so you can each use it through the unit Go to pages 106-107 in your Atlas Latitude, longitude, and using the index