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On a map of the world, locate Western Asia, or the Middle East. On a map of the Middle East, locate the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Caspian Sea, Red Sea, Indian Ocean, Arabian Peninsula, and the Persian Gulf.


map_icon.jpeg40 Maps That Explain the Middle East from the Fertile Crescent to the modern day

Maps of the Middle East, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Chicago

See Grade 7.12 for historical map and geographic information about Mediterranean and the Middle East

lessonplan.jpgClick here for lesson plans and resources on the Middle East from Mr. Donn

For more information on the Middle East, see these news outlets:

The following maps go from a wide angle view of the world to specific parts of the Middle East

world_sm_2008.gif



political_world_map.gif

MidEastRegnPol.jpg

Black_Sea_map.png
Map Displaying the Black Sea

Mediterranean_Sea_political_map-en.svg.png
Location of Mediterranean Sea

capsian sea.png
Caspian Sea Location

Red_Sea.png
Location of the Red Sea

indian ocean.png
Location of the Indian Ocean

Arabian_peninsula_definition2.png
The 2 Definitions of the Arabian Peninsula

Persian_Gulf_EN.PNG
Location of the Persian Gulf



Middle Eastern nations bordering or containing the…

Black Sea: (borders)
Turkey—the Black Sea is a dividing line between Asia and Europe

Mediterranean Sea: (borders)
Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, [Palestinian Territory]

Caspian Sea: (borders)
Iran—the Caspian Sea is another border between Europe and Asia

Red Sea: (borders)
Saudi Arabia and Yemen—the Red sea is a border between Asia and Africa

Indian Ocean: (borders)
…becomes the Arabian Sea; Oman, Yemen

Arabian Peninsula: (is made up of)
Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Yemen, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Bahrain

Persian Gulf: (borders)
Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Yemen


sources

top map of world:
U TX libraries http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/cia08/world_sm_2008.gif

second map of world and Middle East map
CIA World Factbook
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/