Description: The Middle East produces about a third of the world’s oil which makes the entire world reliant on that oil and natural gas. The goal of this lesson is to use map skills to gain an understanding of the effects of abundant oil supplies in the Middle East. Using maps, students will analyze data from a geographic perspective. They will increase their understanding of conflict and cooperation among specific groups over oil and religious differences. They will also identify multinational peace-keeping efforts to stabilize relationships in the Middle East.
Grade level(s): Middle Standards: OAS, GFL Produced By: Teresa Potter