|Oil and Water in the Middle East Region|
This activity allows students to explore the roles of oil and water in the Middle East, especially in Iraq. Students will use maps to look at the distribution of oil in the Middle East and discuss what it means for the different countries in the region. They will also examine how water has influenced the region historically and politically. Finally, they will study specific aspects of Iraq's struggles with water, using satellite imagery to understand and illustrate the problem. While performing this activity, students will study maps of Iraq and the Middle East to learn the basic geography of the region, analyze the role played by the distribution of oil and water in the Middle East, create maps showing all the major sources of water in the area, read about conflicts in that region caused by water, and study satellite imagery of Iraq and resulting conflicts it faces relating to water.
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Copyright 2001 National Geographic Society. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-003-958
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