Central Question: How should we define the Middle East as a region?

Middle East Oil and Gas Map. From the Library of Congress.

World Geography Investigation 2

Students think about change over time and perspective as they consider the concept of regions in the context of the Middle East. After reading and analyzing a collection of modified sources, students will use evidence and reasoning to construct an argument about how we should define the Middle East as a region.

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Materials Accommodated for Language Learners
Note: The Spanish investigations are from earlier work and do not match other versions of this investigation at this time.


Standards Alignment

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Literacy in History/Social Studies
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2, 8.4-8.7, 8.10
ELA Reading: Information Text
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.1-6.2, 6.4-6.10
ELA Writing
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1, 6.4-6.5, 6.7-6.10
ELA Speaking & Listening

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Dimension 1: D1.2.6-8.
Dimension 2: D2.Geo.2.6-8., D2.Geo.4.6-8., D2.Geo.6.6-8., D2.Geo.10.6-8., D2.His.1.6-8., D2.His.13.6-8., D2.His.16.6-8.
Dimension 3: D3.1.6-8., D3.2.6-8.
Dimension 4: D4.1.6-8., D4.2.6-8, D4.3.6-8., D3.4.6-8., D4.8.6-8.

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