|National Geographic Xpeditions: Oil and Water in the Middle East Region|
In this lesson, students explore the roles of oil and water in the Middle East, especially in Iraq. They 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 also examine how water has influenced the region historically and politically (for example, how Iraq's access to water is limited to one small part of its border). Finally, they will study specific aspects of Iraq's struggles with water, using satellite imagery to understand and illustrate the problem. One of the strongest parts of this lesson are its links to sites that specifically address water and conflict in this region of the world, an issue that is certainly key to building an understanding of the Middle East.
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Copyright 2001 National Geographic Society. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-230
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Publisher: National Geograhic