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Central and Southwest Asia

WebQuest

Take each step and complete the questions…


 Go to phschool.com
 Go to Course Content
 Place the Web Code: mjk-0022 and press Go
 Click on WORLD GEOGRAPHY HOME PAGE
 Click on Chapter 21: Regional Atlas: Introduction to Central &
Southwest Asia
 Read the Summary
o Why do you think the region is plagued by conflict? This
region is plagued by conflict because of terrorism
and all the war going on.
 Click on Go Online Activities
 Click on economic activities and resources
 Click on Geography
 Click on World Geography
 Click on Atlas on the top bar
 Click on the region called Middle East
 Click on Middle East Profile and read the content to answer the
following questions:
o What countries define the region? Afghanistan,
Pakistan, India, Lebanon, Israel, West Bank, Gaza,
Jordan, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Libya, and the countries of
the Arabian peninsula.
 Click on Arab-Israeli Wars…
o Why are their tensions between Israel and the Arabs?
Because they both have political stuff, strategic,
and economic interest in the area of the great
powers.
 Click on Iran-Iraq War …
o What country was the largest supplier of weapons in Iraq
during this conflict? Iranian army.
 Click on Persian Gulf Wars…
o What was the name of the Iraqi president? Saddam
Hussein.
o What was he accused of that led to war? The
overproduction of oil in Kuwait, which had cost Iraq
an estimate of 14 billion dollars a year when oil
prices went low.
o When was the Iraqi president captured and convicted of
during this war?
Dr. J. Smith, Facilitator ITU: SIMCHA (Hebrew) JOY
Ms. J. Markley, Facilitator WebQuest: Central and Southwest Asia
Ms. R. Muffler, Monday Facilitator
 Click on Atlas
 Click on the Middle East region to answer the following
questions…
o What is the name of the sea that is between Egypt and
Saudi Arabia? The red sea.
o What is the name of the sea north of Turkey? The black
sea.
o What is the name of the sea north of Iran? Caspian sea.
o What is the name of the sea west of Israel?
Mediterranean sea.
o What is the name of the sea south of Oman? Arabian sea.
 On that same page, scroll down to Maps-Middle East
o Click on Israel to answer the following questions…
 With the maps distance indicator in the top left
corner
• Approximately how many miles is it from
Jerusalem to Nazareth? Like 60 miles.
• Approximately how many mines is it from
Jerusalem to Egypt?

Click on Israel Profile: History Government Economy
Population
• What is the major International dispute in this
country? The major problem is that they need
• What does the symbol in the middle of the flag
represent? The Star of David.
• Why are there tensions between Israelis and
Palestinians?
• How many feet below sea level is the Dead
Sea?
 Go back to Maps-Middle East
o Click on Saudi Arabia to answer the following questions…
 Name the neighboring countries…
 Approximately how many miles is it from Duba to
Egypt?
 Click on Saudi Arabia Profile: History Government
Economy Population
• What type of Government does this country
have?
• Why did this country make large financial
contributions to the Iraqi war effort during the
1980’s?
• What is the Taliban?
Dr. J. Smith, Facilitator ITU: SIMCHA (Hebrew) JOY
Ms. J. Markley, Facilitator WebQuest: Central and Southwest Asia
Ms. R. Muffler, Monday Facilitator
 Go back to Maps-Middle East
o Click on Kuwait to answer the following questions…
 What countries border Kuwait?
 By examining the map, what would you think would
be Kuwait’s economic strength?
o Click on Kuwait Profile: History Government Economy
Population
 What are their official languages spoken?
 What is their main religion?
 Why did Iraq invade Kuwait?
 What was the date that women voted for the first
time?
 Go back to Maps-Middle East
o Click on Turkey to answer the following questions…
 Is Turkey north, south, east, or west of Israel?
 Where is Istanbul located?
o Click on Turkey Profile: History Government Economy
Population
 Did Turkey fight in WWII? Why or Why not?
 Who are the Kurds?
 Name two interesting facts about the Kurdish
Culture.
 What tragedy happened on August 17, 1999?
 What countries are considered the major trading
partners with Turkey?
 Exit out of phschool.com
 Go to ilike2learn.com
 On the left hand side of the page you will see The 10 Most
Popular Games
o Click on Middle East Map Quiz
 Complete the Map Quiz until you know where all the
countries of the Middle East are located..
 Lastly, ask Dr. Smith for a hardcopy of the Map Quiz for your
team to complete for 23 pts. World Geography credit.
o This Map Quiz must be completed with computer lids down
and with no outside resources.
o Once your team has completed the Map Quiz, turn it in for
correction and credit.
o Be sure to place your teammates names on the paper for
credit.

Dr. J. Smith, Facilitator ITU: SIMCHA (Hebrew) JOY


Ms. J. Markley, Facilitator WebQuest: Central and Southwest Asia
Ms. R. Muffler, Monday Facilitator