S: Middle East
FC: The Geography of the Middle East | By: Jessica Dam
2: The Arabian Desert | Off- road driving is one threat to the desert. | In the summer, the desert can reach up to 104-122 degrees F.
3: The Sand Cat can be found in this desert. It is adapted to live in dry and hot areas.
4: The Mediterranean Sea | In ancient times, the Mediterranean Sea was an important trade route for the Mesopotamian, Persian, Armenian, etc. people. | This sea can almost be immediately recognized by its deep and blue color.
5: The Mediterranean Sea is connected to the Atlantic Ocean by the Strait of Gibraltar. | In 1995, the countries that border the Mediterranean Sea signed a pact to protect the sea. They did this by eliminating toxic waste disposal for 10 yrs.
6: Israel | Tourism is one of Israel's major sources of income, especially religious tourism. | Jerusalem is Israel's capital and a holy city for Christians, the Jewish, and Muslims.
7: In Judaism, they believe that the Dome of the Rock is where Abraham prepared to sacrifice Isaac. In Islam, this event occurs in Mecca.
8: Jordan | Jordan is a constitutional monarchy. Its current queen, Queen Rania, speaks about education for children in the M.E. | The Arabic- Israeli wars have brought Jordan about 1.5 million Palestinian refugees.
9: The nation of Jordan is named after the Jordan River. | The two main religions are Sunni Muslim & Christianity,
10: The Red Sea formed when the Arabian Peninsula split from Africa during the Red Sea drift. | The Red Sea
11: Dust storms can form and blow over the Red Sea. | In biblical text, as well in Judaism and Islam, Moses led the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. When the Egyptians were following, God split the red sea so the Israelites could cross. When the Egyptians followed God enclosed the water back on them.