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Geography, Calvert 6th Grade, Unit 2 (Lesson 30 - 4th Review)


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(32) What does "SQR" stand for?
Survey, Question, and Read
(32) In SQR, what should you do in the "question" phase?
Think about the questions already in the lesson.

Use vocabulary words, headings, and other lesson features to prepare your own questions.

Make predictions about the lesson content.
(32) What should you do during the "read" phase of SQR?
Read to answer your questions.

Write down the answers or say them to yourself.

Ask and answer any other questions that come to mind as you read.
(32) Pacific Rim
The Pacific Rim is the nations bordering the Pacific Ocean.
(32) ethnocentrisim
Ethnocentrism is the process of looking at the rest of the world and making judgments about it based only on your own cultural background and experience.
(32) oasis
An oasis is a place in the desert that has enough water for plants and trees to grow.
(32) Fertile Crescent
The Fertile Crescent is a 1,000-mile-long crescent-shaped region of the Arabian peninsula that is made up of green, flat, fertile land. The Fertile Crescent stretches across Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and Jordan.
(32) Why is the Middle East important to the United States?
The Middle East is important to the United States because it is a strategic location, the Suez Canal shortens an important trade route for ships, we have close ties with Israel, and over half the world's known oil reserves are find in the Middle East.
(32) In "SQR," what does it mean by "survey"?
"Survey" means to look over what you will read to get a general idea of what the lesson is about.
(32) Using SQR, what should you do when you survey a lesson?
Look over headings, questions, vocabulary, and visuals such as maps, pictures, and charts.

Think about what you already know about the topic.

Make predictions about the lesson topic.
(32) What are five reasons why the Middle East is such an important region in the world?
Answers will vary, but possible answers include:

It is a strategic location and the location of the Suez canal is important.

Three of the world's greatest religions began in this area.

More than half of the world's known oil reserves are in the Middle East.
(34) The area where this country is today was once the heart of the Persian Empire.
(34) The southern part of this country is called the Anatolian Peninsula.
(34) Ankara is the capital of this country.
(34) In this country, fruit orchards grow in the oases of dry desert plains.
(34) This country lies in both Europe and Asia.
(34) This country is a theocracy.
(34) Qanats allow farmer sin this country to farm in dry areas.
(34) The langauge used in this country is called Farsi.
(34) The area where this country is today was once the heart of teh Ottoman Empire.
(34) The United States supported guerrillas in this country.
(34) The Zayandeh River is the largest river in this country.
(34) The northern tip of this country is split off from the rest of the country by the Bosporus and the Dardanelles.
(34) This country considers itself more a part of Europe than Asia.
(34) The Hindu Kush cut through the middle of this country.
(34) Mustafa Kemal brought many changes to this country.
(34) Almost two-thirds of this country is mountainous.
(34) In 1979 the Soviet Union invaded this country.
(34) This country has the Middle East's largest nonfuel mineral deposits.
(34) The center of this country is an arid plateau.
(34) This country's economy depends almost entirely on the export of oil.
(34) The mountain regions of these countries are home to the Kurds.
Iran & Turkey
(34) The Khyber Pass leads from this country to India.
(34) The Taurus Mountains are in this country.
(34) The Kurds would like to regain their traditional homeland, partly in this country.
(34) guerilla
A guerilla is a person who fights against a government.
(34) strait
A strait is a narrow body of water that connects two larger bodies of water.
(34) qanat
A qanat is a tunnel system that allows ground water to flow underground until it reaches a flat area with fertile soils.
(34) Shiite
Shiites are followers of the second largest branch of the Islamic religion. About one-fifth of the world's Muslims are Shiite Muslims. Most of the people in present-day Iran and Iraq are Shiites, followers of the Shi'ah faith.
(34) Sunnites (singular - Sunni)
Sunnites are teh largest branch of the Islamic religion. Most Muslims are Sunnites.
(34) theocracy
A theocracy is a nation that is rules according to the religious lawas instead of laws passed by the people.

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