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40 Maps That Explain The Middle East

40 Maps That Explain The Middle East
Maps can be a powerful tool for understanding the world, particularly the Middle East, a place in many ways shaped by changing political borders and demographics. Here are 40 maps crucial for understanding the Middle East — its history, its present, and some of the most important stories in the region today. Middle East History The fertile crescent, the cradle of civilization The fertile crescent, the cradle of civilizationIf this area wasn't the birthplace of human civilization, it was at least a birthplace of human civilization. Called "the fertile crescent" because of its lush soil, the "crescent" of land mostly includes modern-day Iraq, Syria, Jordan, and Israel-Palestine. (Some definitions also include the Nile River valley in Egypt.) The Middle East today The dialects of Arabic today The dialects of Arabic todayThis map shows the vast extent of the Arabic-speaking world and the linguistic diversity within it. Israel-Palestine Syria Iran Afghanistan Saudi Arabia and Oil Iraq and Libya

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40 maps that explain the Roman Empire by Timothy B. Lee on August 19, 2014 Two thousand years ago, on August 19, 14 AD, Caesar Augustus died. He was Rome's first emperor, having won a civil war more than 40 years earlier that transformed the dysfunctional Roman Republic into an empire. List of Celtic tribes The spread of Celtic culture in Europe: core Hallstatt territory, by the 6th century BC maximal Celtic expansion, by the 3rd century BC Lusitanian area of Iberia where Celtic presence is uncertain Teaching With Uncertainty I’m not old enough to have taught or been a student during the height of the Cold War. I imagine, however, that teaching in our contemporary milieu of political polarization and anxiety about our country’s future and place in the world is quite similar to the paranoia and fear people experienced during the Cold War era. I believe that our students need us to acknowledge that their futures feel unstable and unclear. One way to do that is by teaching them to embrace a certain level of uncertainty and ambiguity in their learning. I’ve been thinking about this recently as my eighth-grade Global Thinking students have embarked on a unit on the Middle East.

Cartothèque des Nations Unies World Regions The Map Collection houses over 80,000 maps, some 3,000 atlases, gazetteers, travel guides, reference works and digital products: thematic topics such as climate, communications, economics, energy, geology, politics, population and transportation topographic maps up to a scale of 1:250,000, as well as of 1:50,000 plans for major cities gazetteers published by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, and national and regional toponymic gazetteers from other countries and publishers travel guides (Baedecker, Blue Guides, Fodors, Insight, Lonely Planet, Michelin and Rand McNally) publications on international boundaries, including from the International Boundary Research Unit (Durham, UK) up-to-date information on flag specifications and national anthems Most of the material in the collection is for reference use and does not circulate. Arrangements can be made for copying, and there are also large layout tables and a light table to facilitate working with maps and atlases.

Immigration to the US - , 1789-1930 Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930, is a web-based collection of historical materials from Harvard's libraries, archives, and museums that documents voluntary immigration to the United States from the signing of the Constitution to the onset of the Great Depression. Concentrating heavily on the 19th century, Immigration to the US includes over 400,000 pages from more than 2,200 books, pamphlets, and serials, over 9,600 pages from manuscript and archival collections, and more than 7,800 photographs. By incorporating diaries, biographies, and other writings capturing diverse experiences, the collected material provides a window into the lives of ordinary immigrants.

The 3 Best Places To Find Free Historical Maps Online The Internet is a great place to do research, but when it comes to finding data about the past, it’s not always the best option. Many old records, such as maps, are not hosted in many locations. This may make you feel as if your only option is to head to the nearest big-city library and dive into their stacks, but there are a few online resources that provide a decent selection of historical maps. They’re great for amateur researchers and anyone interested in what people thought the world looked like in the past.

The Japan Times Online Biased history helps feed U.S. fascination with Pearl Harbor By CHARLES BURRESS Special to The Japan Times SAN FRANCISCO -- Why does America continue to nurture a deep preoccupation with Pearl Harbor, 60 years after the Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base in Hawaii? The makers of Disney's blockbuster $135 million film "Pearl Harbor" said the movie is primarily a love story, but its title, climax and cinematic heart are about the war and American heroism. The swell of attention caused by the film has died down now in America, and before it flares up again with the 60th anniversary of the attack in December, now may be a good time to look behind the patriotism at what causes these continued outbreaks of Pearl Harbor fever.

Language, Ethnicity, and Tradition in the Middle East A great tension exists between different ethnic groups in the Middle East. In South Asia, for example, Pashtuns, Punjabis, Sindhis, Hazaras, Tajiks, and other groups are in constant conflict. In 1988, this author went to a small Afghan hospital in Peshawar to visit one of my Afghan students who'd developed typhoid fever.

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