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CH 3.

1 GEOGRAPHY AND LIFE IN ARABIA

Name: David Lopez Date: 11/28/12 Per.:3

A DESERT LAND Arabian Peninsula is mostly a hot and dry desert Scorching temperatures and a lack of H2O make life difficult. Arabias location, physical features, and climate have shaped life in the region. A Crossroads Location The Arabian Peninsula is located in the southwest corner of Asia

Physical Features
Arabias location has also shaped Its physical features. It lies in a region with hot and dry air.

Desert Climate Arabia is one of the hottest, driest places in the world

TWO WAYS OF LIFE Some people lived a nomadic life, moving from place to place. Others lived a sedentary, or settled, life in towns. Nomads Nomads lived in tents and raised herds of sheep, goats, and camels. The animals provided milk, meat, and skins for the nomads tents. Townspeople

While nomads moved around the desert, other people settled in oases where they could farm

Trade Centers (p. 56-58!) Towns became centers of trade for both nomads and townspeople. Many towns had a souk a market or bazaar. Arabia towns were important stations on the trade routes linking India with northeast Africa and the Mediterranean trade brought Arabs into contact with people and ideas from around the world.

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GEOGRAPHY AND LIFE IN ARABIA POSTCARD ASSIGNMENT


Pretend you live in Arabia. Write a letter/postcard to a friend or relative describing your life in that challenging environment. Content Requirements: Steps: 1. Highlight/circle 4-5 facts on your Ch 3.1 handout you want to use (Hint: Choose significant information something that connects to a Big Idea, or something that really affects daily life.) 2. Determine a persona (trader, nomad, townsperson...). 3. Determine who you are writing to ... 4. Think about how the facts you chose could be communicated creatively in describing events or circumstances in your life. 5. Write the letter (about 2-3 paragraphs), and draw the picture! Use at least 4-5 facts from your Ch 3.1 Geography and Life in Arabia handout. Include a picture that relates to a piece of information from the worksheet.

NAME ____________________

GEOGRAPHY AND LIFE IN ARABIA POSTCARD ASSIGNMENT


Pretend you live in Arabia. Write a letter/postcard to a friend or relative describing your life in that challenging environment. Content Requirements: Steps: 1. Highlight/circle 4-5 facts on your Ch 3.1 handout you want to use (Hint: choose significant information something that connects to a Big Idea, or something that really affects daily life.) 2. Determine a persona (trader, nomad, townsperson...). 3. Determine who you are writing to ... 4. Think about how the facts you chose could be communicated creatively in describing events or circumstances in your life. 5. Write the letter (about 2-3 paragraphs), and draw the picture! Use at least 4-5 facts from your Ch 3.1 Geography and Life in Arabia handout. Include a picture that relates to a piece of information from the worksheet.