Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Connecting Geography to Everyday

If the Persian Gulf's oil supply dries up, what changes would develop in the region (population migration, political power, religious influence)? That was one of the questions posed on last week's chapter test. Most of the students understood the relationship between economics and migration. A few added how it would effect the US. But today, President Obama answered the question even better.

Now if the President would only answer this one: What do you think would happen to the sale of oil from the Persian Gulf if a great Christian revival swept through displacing Islam as the dominant religion?

*Based on timelines constructed through the week, students were to describe the relationships between natural resources (oil), religion (Islam) and industrialization. Check out the full lesson plan.