Download
the geography of the arabian peninsula n.
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
The Geography of the Arabian Peninsula PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
The Geography of the Arabian Peninsula

The Geography of the Arabian Peninsula

1748 Vues Download Presentation
Télécharger la présentation

The Geography of the Arabian Peninsula

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

  1. The Geography of the Arabian Peninsula Chapter 7 in the History Alive! Textbook

  2. 7.1 Introduction • Muhammad, the founder of Islam was born on the peninsula in about 570 C.E. • Arabian peninsula is in the southwest Asia, between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf* • Most of the people living in Arabia in the 6th century were Arabs** • From the air, you see vast deserts dotted by oases. Coastal plains line the southern and western coasts. Mountain ranges divide these coastal plains from the deserts. • The hot, dry Arabian Peninsula is a challenging place to live.

  3. Arabian Peninsula Map

  4. 7.2 The Importance of the Arabian Peninsula and Surrounding Lands • Arabia lies at the crossroads of Asia, Africa, and Europe* • A great deal of trade passed through this region** • As early as 2000 BCE, the people of Arabia served as middlemen in the trade between these lands*** • Knowledge, ideas, technology, and goods flowed through Arab lands****

  5. 7.3 The Desert • About ¾ of the Arabian Peninsula is covered by desert which includes vast seas of sand, plains, and plateaus (a raised area of flat land) • Environment* • Adaptations • Shelter** • Transportation*** • Clothing/Nutrition**** • Some Bedouins controlled the valuable trade routes that linked towns and villages. Merchants operated caravans that carried goods across the desert*****

  6. 7.4 The Oases • The desert is dotted with oases, areas where fresh water is available • Oases are important because they provide plant life and shade as well as water • Environment* • Adaptations** • A number of towns developed around oases, linked by tracks through the desert***

  7. 7.5 The Coastal Plain • It runs along the coasts of the peninsula and separates inland plateaus from the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea, and the Persian Gulf. • Environment* • Adaptations**

  8. 7.6 The Mountains • Arabia’s largest mountain ranges run along the western and southern edges of the peninsula. They divide the coastal plain from the desert. • Environment* • Adaptations**