Major Southwest Asia Test Study Guide (ALL CONCEPTS)

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Major Southwest Asia Test Study Guide (ALL CONCEPTS)"

Transcription

1 Name: Class: Major Southwest Asia Test Study Guide (ALL CONCEPTS) 1. What large empire broke up after World War I? The Ottoman Empire 2. What is anti-semitism? The discrimination against the Jewish people; hatred of the Jews 3. During WWII the killing of 6 million Jews was called what? Holocaust 4. When the Jews scattered throughout the world is was called what? Diaspora 5. Zionism means what? The international movement for the establishment of a Jewish national homeland 6. Which European country ruled the area of Palatine after the breakup of the Ottoman Empire? Great Britain 7. When was Israel created? Many felt that Jews deserved help because they suffered so much in the Holocaust. 8. (Short answer) How did Arabs living in Palestine feel about the new state of Israel? They rejected it and thought it was unfair to them 9. Today, a major cause of conflict in Southwest Asia is fighting between which two groups over land? Arabs and Jews over Israel (Palestine) 10. What is the United States main economic interest in Southwest Asia? Oil

2 11. Iraq invaded Kuwait and international forces joined to help Kuwait in this war: Persian Gulf War 12. Why did Iraq invade Kuwait? To gain control of oil fields and reserves. Iraq thought Kuwait was drilling on their land 13. Which country did Saddam Hussein rule? Iraq 14. When did terrorists attack the World Trade Center in New York City? September 11 th What led the US to bomb and invade Afghanistan in 2001? The US believed Afghanistan s government was offering safety to al-qaeda and Osama bin Laden. A United Nations inspection team was in Iraq from 1991 to 1998, with the purpose of finding and destroying: WMD s (Weapons of mass destruction) 12. Why did the US go to war against Iraq in 2003? The US believed Iraq was developing nuclear weapons and offering aid to terrorist groups like al-qaeda. 13. What 3 economic questions are asked when studying the similarities of traditional, command, market, and mixed economies among nations of the world? What to produce, how to produce, and for whom to produce? 14. (Short answer) What is specialization? Producing goods a country can make most easily so that they can trade for goods that they can t produce locally 15. The economies of Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Iran can best be described as: Mixed 16. Why has Israel specialized in the area of technology? It has few natural resources and little farmland.

3 17. Saudi Arabia specializes in the production of: Oil and natural gas 18. Why was OPEC created? To regulate the supply and price of oil 19. Where are most OPEC countries located? Southwest Asia (The Middle East) 20. What happens to the price of oil when OPEC countries decide to reduce production? Oil prices increase 21. What is the definition of Gross Domestic Product (GDP)? The total value of all the goods and services a country produces in a year 22. Which Southwest Asian country s businesses are under the LEAST amount of government control? Israel 23. In 1973, Southwest Asian countries stopped exporting oil to the United States in protest against the US support of Israel. What type of trade barrier is this? Embargo 24. The relationship between the literacy rate and standard of living in Southwest Asia is. The higher the literacy rate the higher the standard of living 25. Syria has not built new factories or used new technology in many years. What is the country NOT investing in? Capital Goods 26. Which BEST describes the government of Saudi Arabia? Monarchy 27. Who makes most of the important governmental decisions in an oligarchy? The small group 28. Who is the most powerful elected official in Iran? Supreme Leader

4 29. Which Southwest Asian country is an example of a federal system of government? Israel 30. In a parliamentary system of government, how is the leader chosen? By the political party with the most members in the legislature. People pick parliament- parliament picks the Prime Minister 31. Why is Iran sometimes called a theocratic republic? The government is led by an elected parliament and powerful religious leaders. 32. The Israeli parliament is called the: Knesset 33. Who is allowed to vote in Israeli elections? Men and Women 18 and older 34. What role do the people play in Saudi Arabia s government? They have little influence. 35. In which Southwest Asian country do citizens have the most political freedom? Israel 36. Which best describes the climate of much of Southwest Asia? Hot and dry 37. The climate of Southwest Asia has led much of the region to experience a scarcity of. Water/ Rainfall 38. (short answer) explain the breakup of the Sunni and Shia Muslims They disagreed over who should lead Muslims after Muhammad s death. Sunni believed the best leader should come next (90%) Shia believed that only a blood relative should lead (10%) 39. Why is the Suez Canal so important to international shipping? It makes it possible to get from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea without sailing around Africa. 40. What are three major water problems in Southwest Asia? Water shortages, unequal distribution, and pollution

5 41. What are the three prominent religions in Southwest Asia? Judaism, Christianity, Islam 42. The oldest religion in Southwest Asia is: Judaism 43. Who is a common figure in the origins of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam? Abraham 44. Which best describes the religion of Arabs? Muslim (Islamic) 45. The majority of people in Southwest Asia belong to which ethnic group? Arab 46. Today, most Iranians speak Farsi and belong to this ethnic group: Persian 47. What ethnic group lives in the mountains of Turkey and Iraq? Kurds 48. Where do most Middle Eastern Jews live? Israel 49. Written Response: After World War I, explain how and why European countries established new borders in the Middle East. (SS7H2a) You must write about portioning (what is it, why does it matter)- think about what I told you living beside the person you hate. Europe came in a moved land around everywhere not thinking about what effect it would have on the people. This must be 5 sentences to get full credit.

6 Maps: Political-> 1. Iran 2. Saudi Arabia 3. Israel 4.Turkey 5. Afghanistan 6. Iraq Physical -> 1. Suez Canal 2. Red Sea 3. Straight of Hormuz 4. Persian Gulf 5. Tigris River 6. Euphrates Rivers 7. Arabian Sea Israel Map-> 1. Gaza Strip 2. Israel 3. Jordan River

How did European involvement in Southwest Asia impact the region after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire?

How did European involvement in Southwest Asia impact the region after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire? How did European involvement in Southwest Asia impact the region after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire? A. Many Europeans emigrated to Southwest Asia B. Countries in Southwest Asia modeled their governments

More information

Physical Features of the Middle East

Physical Features of the Middle East Physical Features of the Middle East Standards SS7G5 The student will locate selected features in Southwestern Asia (Middle East). a. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: Euphrates River,

More information

Ch. 29 Conflict in the Middle East. Section 2, The Arab-Israeli Conflict

Ch. 29 Conflict in the Middle East. Section 2, The Arab-Israeli Conflict Ch. 29 Conflict in the Middle East Section 2, The Arab-Israeli Conflict Learning Target 7: I can identify and explain at least two (2) causes and at least three (3) effects of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

More information

Lecture Outline. Middle East & North Africa. History of Islam. Facts of Islam (p.175-6) More Facts of Islam

Lecture Outline. Middle East & North Africa. History of Islam. Facts of Islam (p.175-6) More Facts of Islam Lecture Outline Middle East & North Africa May 13, 2010 GEOG 1982 Islam History & Facts Distribution Veiling Political Islam Middle East 20 th century history Arab Israeli Conflict Northern Africa History

More information

Arabs, Kurds, & Persians

Arabs, Kurds, & Persians Arabs, Kurds, & Persians Standards SS7G8 The student will describe the diverse cultures of the people who live in Southwest Asia (Middle East). a. Explain the differences between an ethnic group and a

More information

Oil and religion are the most powerful forces at work in the region. Oil brings change and challenges, while Islam affects daily life and politics.

Oil and religion are the most powerful forces at work in the region. Oil brings change and challenges, while Islam affects daily life and politics. Unit 3 North Africa and Southwest Asia Today Oil and religion are the most powerful forces at work in the region. Oil brings change and challenges, while Islam affects daily life and politics. At the start

More information

Conflicts Middle East

Conflicts Middle East Conflicts Middle East Video Clip-Conflicts- Middle East Persian Gulf War Arab-Israeli War- Israel s War for Independence Sequence of Events Activity First, find a partner Second, empty the contents and

More information

Essential Questions: Geography of the Middle East Provide several examples from the PowerPoint to answer each question.

Essential Questions: Geography of the Middle East Provide several examples from the PowerPoint to answer each question. Essential Questions: Geography of the Middle East Provide several examples from the PowerPoint to answer each question. 1. Why is the Middle East such a strategic location? 2. How do water resources in

More information

A Region by Any Other Name...

A Region by Any Other Name... A Region by Any Other Name.... Janet Hall Bethany Public Schools, Bethany, Oklahoma jhall@bps.k12.ok.us OVERVIEW: It is often true that a place may be categorized as belonging to more than one region,

More information

Nationalistic Movements in SW Asia/Middle East

Nationalistic Movements in SW Asia/Middle East Nationalistic Movements in SW Asia/Middle East Dates of Independence for Nations of SW Asia/Middle East Nationalistic issues of Palestinian Arabs remain unresolved Ottoman Empire Falls Ottoman empire begins

More information

Separating Facts from Myths. By: Christine Nguyen

Separating Facts from Myths. By: Christine Nguyen Separating Facts from Myths By: Christine Nguyen In the Middle East o The religions of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam were born TRUE! Three of the world's major religions -- the monotheist traditions

More information

Chapter 11 Southwest Asia

Chapter 11 Southwest Asia UNIT 5 Soutwest Asia and North Africa Chapter 11 Southwest Asia Morocco Algeria Libya Turkey Afghanistan Syria Iraq Iran Egypt Saudi Arabia Chapter 11 Lesson 1 Vocabulary aquifer Underground layers of

More information

TITLE PAGE EXPLORING TERMS UNIT 1, LESSON 3. Lesson 3: Exploring Terms. Lesson Plan... 35

TITLE PAGE EXPLORING TERMS UNIT 1, LESSON 3. Lesson 3: Exploring Terms. Lesson Plan... 35 TITLE PAGE Lesson 3: Exploring Terms Lesson Plan... 35 PowerPoint... (Access online or via Unit 1 Lesson 3 digital media folder) Teacher Guide... 37 Student Self-Assessment... 47 33 34 LESSON PLAN LESSON

More information

Welcome to 7 th grade Social Studies!

Welcome to 7 th grade Social Studies! 7 th Grade Social Studies Workbook Welcome to 7 th grade Social Studies! A note for parents: This workbook will serve as the textbook for this course. Your student will be expected to have this workbook

More information

U.S. Involvement In the Iran-Iraq War

U.S. Involvement In the Iran-Iraq War U.S. Involvement In the Iran-Iraq War War Background Hoping to take advantage of the chaos of the Iranian Revolution Iraq invaded Iran in Sept. 1980 under their leader Saddam Hussein Iraq was worried

More information

22. South-West Asia. = Middle East, cradle of civilisation (ancient Mesopotamia)

22. South-West Asia. = Middle East, cradle of civilisation (ancient Mesopotamia) 22. South-West Asia = Middle East, cradle of civilisation (ancient Mesopotamia) Location and physical borders Northern belt: Turkey and Iran Southern plateau region: Arabian Peninsula Mountain ranges:

More information

Arab-Israeli Conflict Map Analysis Activity

Arab-Israeli Conflict Map Analysis Activity Arab-Israeli Conflict Map Analysis Activity Look at the maps of Israel and Palestine from 1517 to 2003. What can we learn about history from looking at these maps? What questions do you have as a result

More information

GACE Middle Grades Social Science Assessment Test at a Glance

GACE Middle Grades Social Science Assessment Test at a Glance GACE Middle Grades Social Science Assessment Test at a Glance Updated January 2016 See the GACE Middle Grades Social Science Assessment Study Companion for practice questions and preparation resources.

More information

The 11 th Crusade For A Fee

The 11 th Crusade For A Fee The 11 th Crusade For A Fee Written by Jacob S. "The most important thing is for us to find Osama bin Laden. It is our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him." --Washington, D.C., Sept.

More information

/ Possible Thesis Questions

/ Possible Thesis Questions / Possible Thesis Questions The following is a list of possible research paper topics. A research paper is not a report. Instead, it must deal with a specific issue, and should prove a specific thesis.

More information

Origins of the Ottoman Empire After Muhammad s death in 632 A.D., Muslim faith & power spread throughout Middle East

Origins of the Ottoman Empire After Muhammad s death in 632 A.D., Muslim faith & power spread throughout Middle East THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE Origins of the Ottoman Empire After Muhammad s death in 632 A.D., Muslim faith & power spread throughout Middle East Islam Map By 1215, foreign invaders (Mongols from eastern Asia) took

More information

State of Israel, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, & Islamic Republic of Iran

State of Israel, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, & Islamic Republic of Iran State of Israel, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, & Islamic Republic of Iran Standards SS7CG4 The student will compare and contrast various forms of government. a. Describe the ways government systems distribute

More information

Arab-Israeli Conflict

Arab-Israeli Conflict Arab-Israeli Conflict I. Palestine & Israel Jewish view: God promised land to Jews (1700 BCE) Jewish Diasporas (scattering) occurred 586 BCE: Destruction of Solomon s Temple 70 CE: Destruction of the Second

More information

HCMS_Social Studies_Grade 7

HCMS_Social Studies_Grade 7 Name: Instructions: If testing on-line please enter your let password which is -- hcms Copyright 2000-2002 Measured Progress, All Rights Reserved : Use the map below to answer question 1. 1. Which country

More information

Millions of Jews were forced to convert or were killed.

Millions of Jews were forced to convert or were killed. Millions of Jews were forced to convert or were killed. Chapter 5 According to Josephus the Jewish historian at the time of the first rebellion in 70 ACE the Jewish population at the time of Solomon was

More information

Key Concepts Chart (The United States after the Cold War)

Key Concepts Chart (The United States after the Cold War) Unit 10, Activity 1, Key Concepts Chart Key Concepts Chart (The United States after the Cold War) Key Concept +? - Explanation Extra Information NAFTA Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton both

More information

Unit 5 Lesson 3 The Early Hebrews

Unit 5 Lesson 3 The Early Hebrews Unit 5 Lesson 3 The Early Hebrews Lesson 3 The Early Hebrews Directions Fill in the Blank Read each sentence. Fill in the blank with the word from the word pair that best completes each sentence. 1. After

More information

Sykes-Picot: 100 Years Later

Sykes-Picot: 100 Years Later Sykes-Picot: 100 Years Later May 26, 2016 by Kaisa Stucke of Confluence Investment Management Last week marked the 100th anniversary of the Sykes-Picot Agreement, which divided the disintegrating Ottoman

More information

Standards Preview. Anwar Sadat Mohammad Mosaddeq Ruhollah Khomeini theocracy

Standards Preview. Anwar Sadat Mohammad Mosaddeq Ruhollah Khomeini theocracy SECTION 4Standards-Based Instruction Standards-at-a-Glance History-Social Science Students understand how the forces of nationalism developed in the Middle East and how the Holocaust affected world opinion

More information

Downloadable Reproducible ebooks Sample Pages

Downloadable Reproducible ebooks Sample Pages Downloadable Reproducible ebooks Sample Pages These sample pages from this ebook are provided for evaluation purposes. The entire ebook is available for purchase at www.socialstudies.com or www.writingco.com.

More information

Palestinian Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI): A Teacher s Guide

Palestinian Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI): A Teacher s Guide Palestinian Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI): A Teacher s Guide By Moshe Abelesz, The Lookstein Center I. Background Information, 1937-1949 In the Middle East there are two peoples struggling

More information

SAUDI FOREIGN POLICY "THE POLICY OF PRINCIPLES"

SAUDI FOREIGN POLICY THE POLICY OF PRINCIPLES SAUDI FOREIGN POLICY "THE POLICY OF PRINCIPLES" The Kingdom s Profile Located in the South West of the Asian Continent, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia stretches more than two million Square Kilometers which

More information

Unit 8 Lesson 6 The Spread of Islam

Unit 8 Lesson 6 The Spread of Islam Unit 8 Lesson 6 The Spread of Islam Generalization: Contact, conflict and conquest often result in cultural diffusion Big Idea Muslim armies conquered many lands into which Islam slowly spread and trade

More information

US PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH S SPEECH IN ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 13 JANUARY 2008 (From the White House website)

US PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH S SPEECH IN ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 13 JANUARY 2008 (From the White House website) US PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH S SPEECH IN ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 13 JANUARY 2008 (From the White House website) Doctor Aida, thank you very much for the kind introduction. Ministers, members of the

More information

Key Issue 1: Where Are Religions Distributed?

Key Issue 1: Where Are Religions Distributed? Key Issue 1: Where Are Religions Distributed? Pages 183-191 ***Always keep your key term packet out whenever you take notes from Rubenstein. As the terms come up in the text, think through the significance

More information

Assessment: From the Crusades to New Muslim Empires

Assessment: From the Crusades to New Muslim Empires Name Date Assessment: From the Crusades to New Muslim Empires Mastering the Content Circle the letter next to the best answer. 1. Which of the events below was a result of the event in the headline? Seljuk

More information

Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, 1 Mr. Secretary General, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to congratulate His Excellency, the Foreign Minister of Gabon, upon his assumption of the Presidency of the General

More information

Level 2 Social Studies, 2014

Level 2 Social Studies, 2014 2 91281R Level 2 Social Studies, 2014 91281 Describe how cultural conflict(s) can be addressed 9.30 am Friday 28 November 2014 Credits: Four RESOURCE BOOKLET Refer to this booklet to complete the task

More information

To use the Muslim concept of Jihad to understand Muslim attitudes to war.

To use the Muslim concept of Jihad to understand Muslim attitudes to war. To use the Muslim concept of Jihad to understand Muslim attitudes to war. Grade C All will be able to describe the meaning of greater and lesser JIHAD. Grade B Most will be able to explain why the concept

More information

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/history_of_saudi_arabia (History of Saudi Arabia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ibn_saud

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/history_of_saudi_arabia (History of Saudi Arabia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ibn_saud Abdullah Khalid Country Project Saudi Arabia History: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/history_of_saudi_arabia (History of Saudi Arabia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ibn_saud As a state, Saudi Arabia has only

More information

The Cultural Landscape by Rubenstein Chapter 6: Religion

The Cultural Landscape by Rubenstein Chapter 6: Religion Key Issue 1: Where Are Religions Distributed? Pages 183-191 ***Always keep your key term packet out whenever you take notes from Rubenstein. As the terms come up in the text, think through the significance

More information

Arab-Israeli Conflict and its Transformation. Dennis Stevens

Arab-Israeli Conflict and its Transformation. Dennis Stevens Arab-Israeli Conflict and its Transformation Dennis Stevens This conflict started with Jewish immigration into Palestine in early 20 th century. It intensified after the establishment of state of Israel

More information

Name: World Geography. Unit 6: North Africa, Southwest Asia, and Central Asia. Chapter 16- Physical Geography of North Africa, Southwest Asia, and

Name: World Geography. Unit 6: North Africa, Southwest Asia, and Central Asia. Chapter 16- Physical Geography of North Africa, Southwest Asia, and Name: World Geography Unit 6: North Africa, Southwest Asia, and Central Asia Chapter 16- Physical Geography of North Africa, Southwest Asia, and Central Asia Chapter 17- History and Cultures of North Africa,

More information

Islam: Myths and Reality

Islam: Myths and Reality Islam: Myths and Reality Terminology: The religion is called ISLAM. The people are MUSLIMS. 2 Myth #1: Most Muslims are Arabs who live in the Middle East. 3 Reality: Of more than 1 billion Muslims worldwide,

More information

Send all inquiries to: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill 8787 Orion Place Columbus, Ohio 43240-4027 ISBN 0-07-824996-1. Printed in the United States of America

Send all inquiries to: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill 8787 Orion Place Columbus, Ohio 43240-4027 ISBN 0-07-824996-1. Printed in the United States of America Copyright by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. Permission is granted to reproduce the material contained herein on the condition that such material be reproduced only for classroom use;

More information

Islamic Empires. What ideas might you learn from the traders?

Islamic Empires. What ideas might you learn from the traders? Islamic Empires If YOU were there You are a farmer living in a village on the coast of India. For centuries, your people have raised cotton and spun its fibers into a soft fabric. One day, a ship arrives

More information

PAST PAPER QUESTIONS

PAST PAPER QUESTIONS PAST PAPER QUESTIONS 2011-2014 PEACE AND CONFLICT UNIT 8: SECTION 3 1 2014 Question 5 (a) What does exploitation mean? (2) (b) Do you think religious organisations do enough to promote world peace? *(c)

More information

Conflict in the Middle East

Conflict in the Middle East Conflict in the Middle East 1 2 Middle East 3 Middle East Located in Southwest Asia 66% of the world s oil reserves World s top Oil Producer: Saudi Arabia 4 culturally diverse-ethnicity & religion are

More information

Examples of International terrorist attacks since 9/11

Examples of International terrorist attacks since 9/11 PAPER ONE INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM: THE THREAT Any discussion of the Government s strategy to reduce the threat from international terrorism to the UK and its citizens must begin with the nature of the

More information

Chapter 6 Learning Guide Religion

Chapter 6 Learning Guide Religion Chapter 6 Learning Guide Religion Key Issue 1 Where Are Religions Distributed? Pgs. 168-178 1. Define universalizing religion: 2. Define ethnic religion: Universalizing Religions 3. Give the percentage

More information

Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center at the Israel Intelligence Heritage & Commemoration Center (IICC)

Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center at the Israel Intelligence Heritage & Commemoration Center (IICC) February 18, 2007 Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center at the Israel Intelligence Heritage & Commemoration Center (IICC) Anti-Semitic expressions in the Syrian media as part of the false incitement

More information

What do we know about American s views on the US-Israel relationship? Results from a 5 year panel of US voters

What do we know about American s views on the US-Israel relationship? Results from a 5 year panel of US voters What do we know about American s views on the US-Israel relationship? Results from a 5 year panel of US voters Question: How did economic hard times effect US attitudes? 6000 person survey conducted on

More information

Chapter 27: Americans in World War II

Chapter 27: Americans in World War II Chapter 27: Americans in World War II 1941-1945 Section 1: Early Difficulties Objective 1: Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the Allied and Axis Powers in 1941. Objectives 2: Outline the steps that

More information

Lecture 2: The Near East in Late Antiquity: religion and imperial power

Lecture 2: The Near East in Late Antiquity: religion and imperial power Lecture 2: The Near East in Late Antiquity: religion and imperial power Aim of Today s lecture: To understand the historical regional context that defined Muhammad s world Lecture structure: 2 parts 1.

More information

Geography Religion Population Capital

Geography Religion Population Capital Iraq: An Overview Geography: borders Turkey, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Syria. Population: More than 22 million excluding Kurdish-held northern Iraq. Capital: Baghdad (five million inhabitants).

More information

SOL Review WS List characteristics for the following physical regions:

SOL Review WS List characteristics for the following physical regions: SOL Review WS 2 1. List characteristics for the following physical regions: a. Sahara region in Northern Africa with an arid/dry climate receiving less than 10 of rain per year and vegetation consisting

More information

World History Unit 2 Byzantine Empire, Russia, Mongol Empire & Islam

World History Unit 2 Byzantine Empire, Russia, Mongol Empire & Islam World History Unit 2 Byzantine Empire, Russia, Mongol Empire & Islam SSWH4 The student will analyze the importance of the Byzantine and Mongol empires between 450 CE and 1500 CE. a. Analyze the importance

More information

The Middle East Conflict

The Middle East Conflict The Middle East Conflict Lesson Video: Grades 6-8 Social Studies in Action: A Teaching Practices Library, K-12 165 Overview Teacher: Justin Zimmerman Grade: 6 School: Magnolia Middle School Location: Joppa,

More information

Background Information

Background Information Background Information DIRECTIONS: Please answer each question as accurately as possible by circling the correct answer or filling in the space provided. 1a. What is your age? 1b. What is your ethnic background?

More information

ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT

ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT THE ROUTLEDGE ATLAS OF THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT 8th Edition Martin Gilbert J Routledge j j j ^ ^ Taylor&.Francis Group LONDON AND NEW YORK Maps PART ONE: PRELUDE TO CONFLICT 1 The Jews of Palestine before

More information

Option 1: Use the U.S. Military in Syria

Option 1: Use the U.S. Military in Syria 1 Option 1: Use the U.S. Military in Syria The Syrian Civil War has been raging for five years. Nearly four hundred thousand people have died and more than one million have been injured. More than half

More information

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Lesson in Perspective

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Lesson in Perspective The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Lesson in Perspective Created by: MaryLynne Fillmon Fulbright- Hays Summer Seminar Abroad: Egypt and Israel Summer 2007 Designed for use in a one- year World History

More information

SOCIAL STUDIES World History Standard: History

SOCIAL STUDIES World History Standard: History Standard: History Enlightenment Ideas A. Explain connections between the ideas of the Enlightenment and changes in the relationships between citizens and their governments. 1. Explain how Enlightenment

More information

THE END: Comparative Views Between Christianity and Islam

THE END: Comparative Views Between Christianity and Islam THE END: Comparative Views Between Christianity and Islam Quick History of Islam Established by the prophet Muhammad in 610 AD. Claimed to receive revelations until his death in 632 AD. Writings which

More information

Define the following terms: Czar- a leader in Russia that was born into office (like a king) and NOT elected

Define the following terms: Czar- a leader in Russia that was born into office (like a king) and NOT elected Name ANSWER KEY Period 2012 Spring Semester Exam Review (complete entirely the below questions by using your notes, book, and other resources we have used throughout the year). Then study this review for

More information

THE RELIGIOUS ROOTS OF THE CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST. SYLLABUS (See "Assignments" for Grading scheme)

THE RELIGIOUS ROOTS OF THE CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST. SYLLABUS (See Assignments for Grading scheme) THE RELIGIOUS ROOTS OF THE CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST SYLLABUS (See "Assignments" for Grading scheme) TEXTBOOK: Christopher A Brief History of the Middle East From Abraham to Arafat (Running Press, 2006)

More information

Munich A few months ago Tony Blair apologised for the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and said that without that war the Islamic State could not have taken

Munich A few months ago Tony Blair apologised for the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and said that without that war the Islamic State could not have taken Munich A few months ago Tony Blair apologised for the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and said that without that war the Islamic State could not have taken shape. What he did not say is that its genesis started

More information

Israel Today: Realizing the Dream Page 29 Lesson 3 & 4: In Pursuit of Part 1

Israel Today: Realizing the Dream Page 29 Lesson 3 & 4: In Pursuit of Part 1 Core Concept: Israel is in conflict with some of its neighboring states and entities over where it can exist, and with others over whether it should exist at all. Israelis disagree on what steps should

More information

7th Grade World Civilization Objectives

7th Grade World Civilization Objectives 7th Grade World Civilization Objectives Unit One Beginning of Human Civilization Unit Students will explain the historic development and achievements of the early civilizations. Explain how geography played

More information

A Six-Day War: Its Aftermath in American Public Opinion

A Six-Day War: Its Aftermath in American Public Opinion A Six-Day War: Its Aftermath in American Public Opinion For 40 years, public opinion has consistently favored Israel over the Palestinians by Robert Ruby, Senior Editor, Pew Forum on Religion & Public

More information

The Iraqi Conflict: Its Impact on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The Iraqi Conflict: Its Impact on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict T The Iraqi Conflict: Its Impact on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict by Eric Rouleau here is a widespread belief in the Arab world and in western pro- Palestinian circles that there is a strong Israeli

More information

World Muslim Population 1950 2020

World Muslim Population 1950 2020 World Muslim Population 1950 2020 Houssain Kettani Abstract The purpose of this manuscript is to present a reliable estimate of the Muslim population and its percentage in each country throughout the world

More information

TEACHER SUPPORT PAGES

TEACHER SUPPORT PAGES September 11 Online support for these lessons is available at: www.onlinelearningexchange.com/content/products/home.html Copyright 2011 Pearson Education, Inc., or its affiliates. All Rights Reserved.

More information

Politics: a way to resolve social conflict; who gets what, when and how in our society; another term used for government.

Politics: a way to resolve social conflict; who gets what, when and how in our society; another term used for government. Government: A permanent structure in which people make and enforce decisions on how social conflicts will be resolved; decide who gets what and has the power and authority to enforce the rules. Social

More information

World History 2 Course Title

World History 2 Course Title Course- wide 1. Understand the significance of the past to one s own life, and to society. 2. Perceive past events and issues as they were experienced by people at the time, to develop historical empathy

More information

New Asian Empires

New Asian Empires New Asian Empires 1200-1800 1. The Ottoman Empire and Safavid Empires 2. The Mughal Empire 3. The Ming and the Qing Dynasty 4. Medieval Japan and Korea In Asia, the period from 1200 to 1800, was a time

More information

Dear Delegates, It is a pleasure to welcome you to the 2016 Montessori Model United Nations Conference.

Dear Delegates, It is a pleasure to welcome you to the 2016 Montessori Model United Nations Conference. Dear Delegates, It is a pleasure to welcome you to the 2016 Montessori Model United Nations Conference. The following pages intend to guide you in the research of the topics that will be debated at MMUN

More information

ODS!! ONE DEMOCRATIC STATE. Loss of Land, Ethnic cleansing, Discrimination and Segregation. THE APARTHEID STATE The Case of South Africa

ODS!! ONE DEMOCRATIC STATE. Loss of Land, Ethnic cleansing, Discrimination and Segregation. THE APARTHEID STATE The Case of South Africa Loss of Land, Ethnic cleansing, Discrimination and Segregation ODS ONE DEMOCRATIC STATE THE APARTHEID STATE The Case of South Africa Apartheid is not just a particularly bad kind of racism. The word means

More information

Comparing Levels of Development

Comparing Levels of Development 2 Comparing Levels of Development Countries are unequally endowed with natural capital. For example, some benefit from fertile agricultural soils, while others have to put a lot of effort into artificial

More information

Era I: Human Origins and Early Civilizations, Prehistory to 1000 B.C. (B.C.E.)

Era I: Human Origins and Early Civilizations, Prehistory to 1000 B.C. (B.C.E.) Era I: Human Origins and Early Civilizations, Prehistory to 1000 B.C. (B.C.E.) Ancient River Valley Civilizations Ancient River Valley Civilizations WHI.3 The student will demonstrate knowledge of ancient

More information

Conflicts in the Middle East

Conflicts in the Middle East SECTION 3 Step-by-Step Instruction Objectives As you teach this section, keep students focused on the following objectives to help them answer the Section Focus Question and master core content. Understand

More information

World Muslim Population: 1950 2020

World Muslim Population: 1950 2020 World Muslim Population: 1950 2020 Houssain Kettani Abstract The purpose of this manuscript is to present a reliable estimate of the Muslim population and its percentage in each country throughout the

More information

I. A Desert Culture Summarize: Deserts cover hundreds of thousands of miles Arabs call it Rub al-khali = "the empty quarter"

I. A Desert Culture Summarize: Deserts cover hundreds of thousands of miles Arabs call it Rub al-khali = the empty quarter October 15, 2012 Chapter 3: The Beginnings of Islam Lesson 1: Life on the Arabian Peninsula I. A Desert Culture Deserts cover hundreds of thousands of miles Arabs call it Rub al-khali = "the empty quarter"

More information

How To - Conflict - Sequential Blocks

How To - Conflict - Sequential Blocks Conflict Sequential Blocks Picture Bank Conflict Sequential Blocks Picture Bank Page G-4 What? Why? Sequential Blocks is a strategy to help students associate the causes and effects to an event by creating

More information

SOCIAL STUDIES GRADE 9 MODERN WORLD HISTORY. I Can Checklist Office of Teaching and Learning Curriculum Division

SOCIAL STUDIES GRADE 9 MODERN WORLD HISTORY. I Can Checklist Office of Teaching and Learning Curriculum Division SOCIAL STUDIES MODERN WORLD HISTORY GRADE 9 I Can Checklist 2015-2016 Aligned with Ohio s Learning Standards for Social Studies Office of Teaching and Learning Curriculum Division 1 2 I can analyze a historical

More information

International Relations

International Relations International Relations The major in international relations is administered by the International Relations Committee: Professors Ferraro (politics), Hashmi (international relations), Jones (Russian and

More information

Name Class Date. North Africa Section 1

Name Class Date. North Africa Section 1 North Africa Section 1 MAIN IDEAS 1. Major physical features of North Africa include the Nile River, the Sahara, and the Atlas Mountains. 2. The climate of North Africa is hot and dry, and water is the

More information

FIGHTING EVIL FROM NUREMBERG TO GUANTANAMO: DOUBLE STANDARDS IN GLOBAL JUSTICE ~ ~ ~ By Ali A. Mazrui

FIGHTING EVIL FROM NUREMBERG TO GUANTANAMO: DOUBLE STANDARDS IN GLOBAL JUSTICE ~ ~ ~ By Ali A. Mazrui FIGHTING EVIL FROM NUREMBERG TO GUANTANAMO: DOUBLE STANDARDS IN GLOBAL JUSTICE ~ ~ ~ By Ali A. Mazrui Director, Institute of Global Cultural Studies and Albert Schweitzer Professor in the Humanities Binghamton

More information

OIL AND US FOREIGN POLICY. David S. Painter Department of History Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service Georgetown University

OIL AND US FOREIGN POLICY. David S. Painter Department of History Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service Georgetown University OIL AND US FOREIGN POLICY David S. Painter Department of History Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service Georgetown University HISTORY AS A WAY OF LEARNING Importance of Studying the Past: Context for

More information

The United States typically sides with Israel, and whether or not this is moral was never a

The United States typically sides with Israel, and whether or not this is moral was never a Salah and Yousif 1 Committee: Sochum Topic: Human Rights within the Arab Israeli Conflict School: International Academy Okma Name: Elly Salah and Vivien Yousif Background Information : Rights of Arabs/Palestinians

More information

Terrorist or freedom fighter or..?

Terrorist or freedom fighter or..? Learning outcomes Students will practice arguing and understanding views which are not necessarily their own Students will gain an understanding of how history can judge events in a different way from

More information

7 th GRADE. TEACHER NOTES: SOUTHERN AND EASTERN ASIA Geographic Understandings. features in Southern and Eastern Asia.

7 th GRADE. TEACHER NOTES: SOUTHERN AND EASTERN ASIA Geographic Understandings. features in Southern and Eastern Asia. 7 th GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER NOTES: SOUTHERN AND EASTERN ASIA Geographic Understandings STANDARD/ELEMENT SS7G9 The student will locate selected features in Southern and Eastern Asia. a. Locate on

More information

In this interview with Rudaw, the leader of the Syrian National Council (SNC) Burhan Ghalioun says all Syrian parties

In this interview with Rudaw, the leader of the Syrian National Council (SNC) Burhan Ghalioun says all Syrian parties In this interview with Rudaw, the leader of the Syrian National Council (SNC) Burhan Ghalioun says all Syrian parties acknowledge that great injustice has been done to Kurds in Syria over the decades,

More information

Indicate the answer choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

Indicate the answer choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. Indicate the answer choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. 1. According to the chart, what do Algeria and Rwanda have in common? a. They both adopted their languages when trade

More information

a. How can physical processes change the physical environment? (F)

a. How can physical processes change the physical environment? (F) 6 th Grade Social Studies TIMEFRAME CONTENT/THEME CORE GOALS/SKILLS ASSESSMENT 6 WEEKS Patterns: SPATIAL PATTERNS 1. Maps, globes, graphs, and diagrams can provide data and information for analyzing spatial

More information

A third attempt for democratization started with the election of Moham med Mosaddik as prim e Minister by the Iranian Parliament. He had promised to

A third attempt for democratization started with the election of Moham med Mosaddik as prim e Minister by the Iranian Parliament. He had promised to Mr. Onur Öymen After the end of the Cold War and the collapse of Soviet Union, a strong wave of democratization began in the world, starting with Eas tern Europe. In a short period a num ber of authoritarian

More information

Diaspora Politics in the Age of Globalisation. Migration and Identities: Crossing Boundaries, New Directions

Diaspora Politics in the Age of Globalisation. Migration and Identities: Crossing Boundaries, New Directions Diaspora Politics in the Age of Globalisation The case of the Kurds in Europe Hans van Amersfoort and Eugenia Boutylkova CRONEM Annual Conference 2009 Migration and Identities: Crossing Boundaries, New

More information

The contribution of religious education and collective worship to community cohesion

The contribution of religious education and collective worship to community cohesion The contribution of religious education and collective worship to community cohesion Background In July 2007 the DCSF published its guidance on the duty to promote community cohesion in regard to the statutory

More information

Islam. Outcome: Islamic Empires

Islam. Outcome: Islamic Empires Islam Outcome: Islamic Empires Constructive Response Question 3.Who were the Ottomans, Mughals, and Safavids? What will we learn? 1.Islamic culture 2.The Ottoman Empire 3.The Mughals 4.The Safavids Islamic

More information

Pew Research Center Pew Global Attitudes Project: Spring 2006 Survey 15 Nation Survey FINAL TOPLINE

Pew Research Center Pew Global Attitudes Project: Spring 2006 Survey 15 Nation Survey FINAL TOPLINE Pew Research Center Pew Global Attitudes Project: Spring 2006 Survey 15 Nation Survey FINAL TOPLINE United States May 2-14, 2006 (N=1001) Russia April 6-16, 2006 (N=1000) Nigeria April 20-29, 2006 (N=1000)

More information