Southwest Asia WebquestStandards: SS7H2 and 3, SS7G8, SS7E5, 6, and 7; SS7CG4, 5, and 6

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Task: Your mission is to gather information for the President of the United States. This information will be used to influence political and economic decisions made by our government in the way that we deal with countries in southwest Asia, such as Turkey, Israel, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Afghanistan. You will use the links provided to gather intelligence on the geography, factors of production, standard of living, religion, ethnic groups, history, economy, and governments of these countries. You will use this information to make a brochure on the country that you choose. You will present your brochure to the class. Good luck!


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Turkey


https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/tu.html
1. Explain the geography: Location? Climate? Land use? Irrigated land? Total Renewable Water Resources? Freshwater withdrawal?
2. Describe the people: Population? Infant mortality rate? Life expectancy at birth? Ethnic groups? Religions? Literacy?

3. Describe the economy: GDP per capita? Labor force - by occupation? Unemployment? Agricultural products? Industries?
Exchange rates: Turkish liras compared to U.S. dollars? http://www.xe.com/ucc/

4. Explain the significant historical events: http://www.school.eb.com.proxygsu-swal.galileo.usg.edu/comptons/art-72106/The-Ottoman-Empire-once-controlled-much-of-the-Middle-East?&articleTypeId=31
(password: holding)

5. How does the government distribute power? (federal, unitary, or confederate)
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_unitary_and_federal_states.svg
or see map at the bottom

6. How do citizens participate in their government? (autocracy, oligarchy, parliamentary democracy, or presidential democracy)
See government type on CIA World Factbook.
Suffrage?

7. Military or Transnational issues?

8. Capital city and Flag?

For additional information: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/country_profiles/1022222.stm


Israel
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/is.html
1. Explain the geography: Location? Climate? Land use? Irrigated land? Total Renewable Water Resources? Freshwater withdrawal?
2. Describe the people: Population? Infant mortality rate? Life expectancy at birth? Ethnic groups? Religions? Literacy?

3. Describe the economy: GDP per capita? Labor force - by occupation? Unemployment? Agricultural products? Industries?
Exchange rates: New Israeli Shekels compared to U.S. dollars? http://www.xe.com/ucc/

4. Explain the significant historical events:
http://www.school.eb.com.proxygsu-swal.galileo.usg.edu/comptons/article-9276254
(password: holding)

5. How does the government distribute power? (federal, unitary, or confederate)
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_unitary_and_federal_states.svg
or see map at the bottom

6. How do citizens participate in their government? (autocracy, oligarchy, parliamentary democracy, or presidential democracy)
See government type on CIA World Factbook.
Suffrage?

7. Military or Transnational issues?

8. Capital city and Flag?

For additional information: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/country_profiles/803257.stm



Iraqhttps://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/iz.html
1. Explain the geography: Location? Climate? Land use? Irrigated land? Total Renewable Water Resources? Freshwater withdrawal?
2. Describe the people: Population? Infant mortality rate? Life expectancy at birth? Ethnic groups? Religions? Literacy?

3. Describe the economy: GDP per capita? Labor force - by occupation? Unemployment? Agricultural products? Industries?
Exchange rates: Iraqi dinars compared to U.S. dollars? http://www.xe.com/ucc/

4. Explain the significant historical events:
http://www.school.eb.com/comptons/article-225875?query=Iraq&ct=
(password: holding)

5. How does the government distribute power? (federal, unitary, or confederate)
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_unitary_and_federal_states.svg
or see map at the bottom

6. How do citizens participate in their government? (autocracy, oligarchy, parliamentary democracy, or presidential democracy)
See government type on CIA World Factbook.
Suffrage?

7. Military or Transnational issues?

8. Capital city and Flag?

For additional information: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/country_profiles/791014.stm



Saudi Arabia
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sa.html

1. Explain the geography: Location? Climate? Land use? Irrigated land? Total Renewable Water Resources? Freshwater withdrawal?
2. Describe the people: Population? Infant mortality rate? Life expectancy at birth? Ethnic groups? Religions? Literacy?

3. Describe the economy: GDP per capita? Labor force - by occupation? Unemployment? Agricultural products? Industries?

Exchange rates: Saudi riyals compared to U.S. dollars? http://www.xe.com/ucc/








4. Explain the significant historical events: http://www.school.eb.com/comptons/article-9275760?query=Saudi%20Arabia&ct=(password: holding)









5. How does the government distribute power? (federal, unitary, or confederate)http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_unitary_and_federal_states.svgor see map at the bottom










6. How do citizens participate in their government? (autocracy, oligarchy, parliamentary democracy, or presidential democracy)See government type on CIA World Factbook. Suffrage?










7. Military or Transnational issues?










8. Capital city and Flag?

For additional information: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/country_profiles/791936.stm




Iranhttps://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ir.html

1. Explain the geography: Location? Climate? Land use? Irrigated land? Total Renewable Water Resources? Freshwater withdrawal?

2. Describe the people: Population? Infant mortality rate? Life expectancy at birth? Ethnic groups? Religions? Literacy?


3. Describe the economy: GDP per capita? Labor force - by occupation? Unemployment? Agricultural products? Industries? Exchange rates: Iranian rials compared to U.S. dollars? http://www.xe.com/ucc/
4. Explain the significant historical events: http://www.school.eb.com/comptons/article-9275262?query=Iran&ct=
http://www.school.eb.com/comptons/article-282550?query=Iran&ct=(password: holding)
5. How does the government distribute power? (federal, unitary, or confederate) http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_unitary_and_federal_states.svg
or see map at the bottom
6. How do citizens participate in their government? (autocracy, oligarchy, parliamentary democracy, or presidential democracy) See government type on CIA World Factbook. Suffrage?

7. Military or Transnational issues?

8. Capital city and Flag?

For additional information: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/country_profiles/790877.stm


Afghanistan

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/af.html

1. Explain the geography: Location? Climate? Land use? Irrigated land? Total Renewable Water Resources? Freshwater withdrawal?

2. Describe the people: Population? Infant mortality rate? Life expectancy at birth? Ethnic groups? Religions? Literacy?


3. Describe the economy: GDP per capita? Labor force - by occupation? Unemployment? Agricultural products? Industries? Exchange rates: Afghanis compared to U.S. dollars? http://www.xe.com/ucc/
4. Explain the significant historical events:http://www.school.eb.com/comptons/article-9313766?query=Afghanistan&ct(password: holding)

5. How does the government distribute power? (federal, unitary, or confederate) http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_unitary_and_federal_states.svgor see map at the bottom

6. How do citizens participate in their government? (autocracy, oligarchy, parliamentary democracy, or presidential democracy) See government type on CIA World Factbook. Suffrage?

7. Military or Transnational issues?

8. Capital city and Flag?

For additional information: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/country_profiles/1162668.stm



Creating a BrochureUse Microsoft Word to create a brochure:
1. Open Word and go to File and then Project Gallery
2. Click on Business form and then brochures
3. In Brochures, choose a trifold brochure or the template that you would like to use to create your brochure.

Make sure your brochure has all the information that you have found so that your briefing of the President and cabinet (the class) will be completely accurate. Use the rubric below to check your work.

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