Social Studies - 2019-20

WG.10 a - Regions and Cities of North Africa and Southwest Asia

The student will analyze the characteristics of the North African and Southwest Asian regions by 

a) identifying and analyzing the location of major geographic regions and major cities on maps and globes;

Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Known also as the Middle East, the North African and Southwest Asian regions are comprised of various countries on two continents.

ESSENTIALS

Major regions and countries 

  • North Africa 
    • Morocco, Libya, Egypt, Sudan 
  • Southwest Asia 
    • Turkey, Syria, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan 
  • by GDP – Kuwait – United Arab Emirates – Qatar – Israel 
  • by Land size – Algeria – Saudi Arabia – Libya 
  • by Population – Iran – Turkey – Egypt 

Major cities 

  • Baghdad 
  • Cairo 
  • Istanbul 
  • Jerusalem 
  • Mecca 
  • Tehran 
  • Dubai 
  • Rabat

KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: Jun 13, 2018