Matters of Education

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Iraq’s Neighborhood, Gr 3-5

Length of Time:   20-30 Minutes


Everyone hears a great deal about Iraq. This primary activity will help students place Iraq within the context of the Middle East and identify major political divisions in the area. They will locate other important geographic features and reflect upon the impact of geography on the history and current situation of this very complicated region.

Essential Questions

What are the geographic features of the surrounding area of this important current events topic?

Common Core Standards

Content Standards

Grade 4: North American Geography

History and Geography: Map and Globe Skills

Grade 5: United States History: Geography, Economics and Government

History and Geography: Map and Globe Skills

Comparing and Distinguishing Maps