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Let's Explore the Middle East..Webquest/Extension Activities

by Gail Skroback Hennessey

The birthplace of three of the world's major religions, the home of the world's oldest known civilization, hotspots where people are fighting and the important world's resource-oil, make the Middle East, the region where the continents of Asia, Africa and Europe met , important to the rest of the world.Did you know that the longest river in the world is found here?It is the Nile river and is found in the country of Egypt. The country of Turkey is one of only two countries to be located on TWO continents. The other is Russia. Introduce your students to the Middle East with this short webquest.

1. Look at the map of the Middle East.

What bodies of water touch the country of Saudi Arabia?_________________________Name four Middle East countries which touch the Mediterranean Sea?_______________________________Name four countries which touch the

Persian Gulf._______________________________________________

2. The Suez Canal, the 101 mile man made waterway is nicknamed this

___________________ Although the first evidence of a canal dates back to 1850BC, when was

the actual Suez Canal started and who was the engineer?___________________________

_________________ What is the problem with the canal that it needs

constant maintenance? _____________________________________Find the answers at this


There are 7 webquest questions.


Simple Marzipan recipe

1 cup almond paste

2 egg whites

3 cups confectioners' sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

In a large bowl, knead almond paste to soften. Mix in egg whites and confectioners' sugar 1 cup at a time. Add vanilla. Work the mixture until it feels like pie dough. Try adding different food coloring to the dough. Shape into balls.

2.Have students try matzo, a Jewish cracker

3. Write your name in Hebrew:

Write your name in Arabic:

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Let's Explore the Middle East Webquest/Extension Activities

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