Geography of the Fertile Crescent by ECSDM

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Using Google Earth, a vocabulary assignment, and map handout, your class members will outline the Fertile Crescent in Mesopotamia and identify the source of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. They will then complete graphic organizers mapping the words they have learned, and finally complete a fill-in-the-blank assessment.

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CCSS: Adaptable


  • Multiple strategies for vocabulary practice, such as word mapping and creating flash cards
  • Use of Google Earth will engage learners

  • Instructor should supplement with further specific information about the area
  • Lesson designed as a SMART Board activity, but you can use just the PDF copies of information as well