The Land of 1000 Dances.
The Land of Scarce Water
The Land Between the Rivers
The Land of the First Civilization
The Land of the First Inventions
Geography is the study of how humans interact with their environment.
Geography is the third level of Halo.
Geography is the 'G' in GPS.
Geography is the study of "natural barriers."
The Zagros Mountains & the Persian Gulf
The Black Sea and Caspian Sea
The Taurus and Sumerian Deserts
The Tigris & Euphrates Rivers
Mesopotamia is mostly desert.
Mesopotamia is where farming began.
Mesopotamia is rich in natural resources.
Mesopotamia is where the Legend of Sleepy River takes place.
Mesopotamia sits at the intersection of Europe, Asia and Africa.
Mesopotamia sits between east and west.
Mesopotamia was near everything in the ancient world.
Mesopotamia is always on the front of a map.
The rivers made the soil good for growing crops.
That is where the best schools were.
The people who already lived there were not a threat.
The rivers made the landscape pleasing to wake up to.
Irrigation is a system of canals leading from the rivers to the fields
Irrigation is movement from one place to another for the purpose of settlement.
Irrigation is a minor annoyance.
Irrigation is the study of early settlement patterns.
With irrigation, people turned from being controlled by the environment to being able to change their environment.
Irrigation led to robust agriculture that supported the development of cities.
Irrigation led to water shortages down river from settlements.
Irrigation led to the invention of the shovel, so important to the building of the first civilization.
Because of the acres and acres of green crops in the middle of the desert, Mesopotamia became known as the “fertile crescent.”
Because it was the sight of the world's first population explosion, Mesopotamia became known as the “fertile crescent.”
Because it was the birthplace of the "croissant," Mesopotamia became known as the “fertile crescent.”
Because it was the birthplace of civilization, Mesopotamia became known as the “fertile crescent.”
The rivers provided easy transportation between settlements
The rivers provided water for drinking, bathing, and irrigating crops.
The rivers provided an abundance of fish and water birds, such as ducks and geese, for eating.
The mud along the banks of the rivers provided clay for pottery and materials for brick making.
The rivers provided all the materials needed to invent the world's first Slip-N-Slide.