Take a look at the guiding questions below the essential questions and answer those to come up with the bigger answer for the essential questions.
Essential Question 1: Explain how does/has geography affected the MENA (Middle East and North Africa)?
Use the questions below to help you answer the Essential Questions
How did the status of the Middle East being the “Crossroads of the World” affect the region?
What is the importance of the Bosporus and Dardanelles?
Why would a conflict in the Middle East affect the global economy?
Essential Question 2: Explain how religion, philosophy, or ideology has affected the MENA (Middle East and North Africa)?
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How has the story of Abraham (and Isaac/Ishmael) led to conflict in the MENA?
What similarities and differences among the 3 Abrahamic religions?
How are the origins of the 3 Abraham religions different/similar?
What is at the heart of the split between Sunni and Shia?
What role does religion play in the MENA conflicts today?