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WALK-IN Take out notebook, folder, pencil box, agenda. Put away backpack. A’s, please get the textbooks. Copy the question at the back and answer in sentences: Why could living near a river be important to a civilization?
ANSWER Water provided many important resources, including water for drinking, transportation, and growing crops!
WALK-IN Take out notebook, folder, pencil box. Put away backpack. B’s, please get the textbooks. Copy the question at the back and answer in sentences: Was it a coincidence that the first civilization developed in the area that it did? (Hint: Think about the geography of the area!)
ANSWER It was not a coincidence that the first civilization developed in the area that it did. It developed between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, and had the advantage of having two sources of water for drinking, growing crops, transportation and more!
F O Y A H I P M A A R T G O O P E O G ES M
NEW ORLEANS, FLOODED AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA HIT IN 2005 What are the negative effects of flooding? Could a flood ever do any good? !
LOOK AT MAP ON PAGE 79 What advantages could come from having two rivers around a region?
GEOGRAPHY Geography refers to the features of the land in a place, such as rivers, plains, mountains, etc. , the weather and climate, and locations of places.
SKETCH A MAP Follow along as we draw a map of the region.
THE TIGRIS AND EUPHRATES RIVERS A Fertile Crescent was formed in the land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. It was a round area of land that grew crops well since it was near two sources of water.
THE WORLD MAP We will locate Mesopotamia on the map of Asia.
THE WORLD MAP
Mesopotamia is where modern Iraq is.
READ PAGES 83 -86. Answer the questions on the small sheet in complete sentences. Be ready to share your ideas when we go over them!
VIDEO CLIP Watch: The Spread of Urbanization
EXIT TICKET Why was the area between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers called the Fertile Crescent? Hint: What (besides water) did the two rivers supply that was helpful to humans?