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EGYPT

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What river flows south to north through Egypt?

2 What sea to Egypts east separates it from Saudi Arabia?

5 Egypt is famous for its ancient pyramids at Giza. Which of the following structures are pyramids?

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a. President b. Pharaoh c. Sultan d. Chief

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3 In ancient times, the king of Egypt was known as the

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a. The Amazon b. The Nile c. The Mississippi d. The Mekong

a. The Red Sea b. The Yellow Sea c. The Black Sea d. The Caspian Sea
4 What desert covers much of western Egypt with sand?

a. The Sahara Desert b. The Gobi Desert c. The Utah Desert d. The Kalahari Desert

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6 What would it be like to live in the desert? What sort of animals would you see, and how would you find water?

CLASSROOM DISCUSSION:
The Lighthouse of Alexandria is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. What are the other six?

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8 The Nile River empties into which sea?

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7 Almost all of Egypts population lives along the Nile River. Why do you think this is?

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9 Cross the letters listed below. Then, write the leftover letters on the blanks below. Go from left to right and top to bottom to find the answer to this riddle:

What do you find inside of a pyramid?


Cross out these Letters: P, G, B, J, V, K, O, H, N, R, Y, T, L, W, Z, A, C, and Q. The remaining letters spell out the answer!

10 The Great Sphinx is a huge sculpture located near the pyramids in Egypt. Decipher the phrase below by changing each letter to the one that comes right before it in the alphabet to learn what a sphinx is!

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JORDAN

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a. True b. False

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3 True or false: The Dead Seas water is so salty that you cannot sink.

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DID YOU KNOW: Water flows into the Dead Sea from streams and rivers but does not flow out?

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4 What language, spoken in Jordan, is also spoken in the Arab countries of the Middle East and North Africa?
Hint: Look at the languages names!

a. Death Valley b. The Caspian Sea c. The Dead Sea d. Lake Assai

a. Aqaba b. Brazil c. Panda d. Moscow

a. Russian b. Japanese c. Spanish d. Arabic

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Youve heard that Mount Everest is the tallest point on earth. What body of water that borders Jordan marks the lowest point on earth?

2 Take a look at Jordan on a map. The Red Sea reaches the southern tip of Jordan with the Gulf of .

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5 Toby and David are hoping to visit the Dead Sea. It was given this name because nothing can live in this huge lake. Why?

a. Electricity is in the water. b. All of its fish were caught


and eaten.

c. It smells too bad for life to exist. d. The water is too salty.

6 What is the largest city in Jordan?

(HINT: Try searching for "countires in the Middle East" on the Internet.)

8 Can you name the world-famous city in Jordan that is carved in the side of a cliff?

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7 Jordan lies in the western part of the Asian continent called the Middle East. Can you name at least six other countries that are in the Middle East?

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Find each of the words below in the word find! Words may be found going in any direction!

AMMAN AQABA

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ISRAEL

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a. Beersheba b. Tel Aviv c. Jerusalem d. Istanbul

Australia, and Antarctica and Asia

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a. North America, b. Europe, Africa, c. Europe, Africa,

3 Israel lies at the junction of which three continents?

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4 What desert covers more than half of Israel?

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5 If Toby and David needed to spend money in Israel, what kind would they need? and North America

d. Africa, Asia, and


South America

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Toby and David are hoping to visit several cities in Israel. Which of the following cities is NOT found in Israel?

2 The Jordan River flows creates the second-lowest freshwater lake in the world, called .

a. The Adriatic Sea b. The Low Sea c. The Sea of Galilee d. The Dead Sea

a. Turkish Dollars b. Shekels c. Yen d. Euros

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6 Baklava is a favorite dessert served in Israel and other countries of the Middle East. Using the Internet, find a recipe for making Balkava, and write out the ingredients here:

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8 Israel has an incredibly complicated past for such a small country. Do your own research, and write three facts about Israel that YOU find interesting!

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7 In what year did Israel become its own country?

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Circle the outline of Israel:

Once youve figured out which one is Israel, place a star where the capital city of Jerusalem is located. Now, label where the Mediterranean Sea would be located. Finally, use a map or the Internet to locate the Gaza Strip. Then shade this region of Israel in.

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