FSMS 7th Grade Social Studies; Unit 2 Environmental Issues October 11th; Day 27 Georgia Standard SS7G6 (a.b) Standard SS7G6 The student will discuss environmental issues across SWA. (a). Explain how water pollution and the unequal distribution of water impacts irrigation and drinking water. Agenda Message: CDA II is Friday November 1st. Use your Study Guide Flash Cards to Prepare for Success!! Standard: Explain how water pollution & the unequal distribution of water impacts irrigation and drinking water. E.Q. Tuesday October 29, 2013: How does the building of dams lead to potential conflicts over water in SWA? Warm Up for Tuesday, October 29th: What system is necessary for countries who trade with one another to insure that each country receives fair value? TODAY WE WILL: 1. Water pollution & Conflict 2. International Exchange Rates 3. Quiz Review E.Q. Answer for Tuesday October 29, 2013: Building of dams helps to control flooding and irrigation. Dams also restrict the amount of water that can flow down stream to other countries. That reduction in the flow of water means countries downstream get less water to meet the needs of their people. Warm-Up Answer: International Currency Exchange Rivers (review) Three Major Rivers 1. Tigris River 2. Euphrates River 3. Jordan River These three rivers are important because they furnish water for drinking and irrigation, as well as routes for transportation and trade for those who live along their routes. Many of the major cities in Southwest Asia are located on or near these rivers. These cities and towns are also centers of industry, because that is where workers can be found. Water Water is a critical resource in Southwest Asia, both as a source of life and as a route for trade. Because the Tigris and Euphrates rivers run through more than one country, access to the water has led to many political conflicts in recent years. Several countries have built dams along their portion of these rivers, to create lakes for irrigation and to generate hydroelectric power (electricity created using the energy of running water). Each dam cuts down on the amount of water available to the countries further downstream causing conflicts. Water cont. No agriculture or animal herding can take place without access to adequate sources of water. People in this region have used many creative ways to bring water to fields where it is needed, 1. Using water wheels and pumps powered by animals or electricity, 2. Digging wells, 3. Qanats (underground tunnels that bring water from the hills to dry plains), and 4. Building irrigation canals. Water cont. An additional problem comes with irrigation. 1. Irrigated land usually needs chemical fertilizers. 2. Repeated use of fertilizer eventually causes salts to build up in the soil, making it hard to grow anything. As a result, these irrigation practices many farms no longer produce crops as well as they once did. This condition is called soil pollution. Agenda Message: CDA II is Friday November 1st. Study using your Study Guide Flash Cards for 1-hour tonight and tomorrow night!! Standard: Explain how water pollution & the unequal distribution of water impacts irrigation and drinking water. E.Q. Wednesday, October 30, 2013: How does the use of chemical fertilizers lead to soil pollution? Warm Up for Wednesday, October 30th: What is the definition for currency? TODAY WE WILL: 1. Quiz Review 2. CDA Study Guide Review E.Q. Answers for Wednesday, October 30, 2013: Irrigation always requires the use of chemical fertilizers. Repeated use of chemical fertilizers causes salt to build up in the soil and the soil to lose it’s fertility. This condition is called soil pollution. Warm-Up Answers: Money Agenda Message: CDA II is tomorrow. Study using your Study Guide Flash Cards for at least 1-hour tonight!! Standard: Explain how water pollution & the unequal distribution of water impacts irrigation and drinking water. E.Q. Thursday October 31, 2013: Name three (3) things that you have learned about Southwest Asia in the last 3 months. Warm Up for Thursday October 31st: What score are you planning to earn on Friday’s CDA II? TODAY WE WILL: 1. Quiz Review 2. CDA Study Guide Review E.Q. Answer for Thursday October 31, 2013: Open Answers. Be Honest! (Answers can include any of the following: Geography, Ethnic Groups, Religious Groups, Religions, History of Modern State of Israel, Gulf War I & II, War on Terror, Economies, Factors that Influence Economic Growth, OPEC, GDP, U.S. #1 interest in SWA, Water distribution and potential Conflicts, Soil Pollution, etc.) Warm-Up Answer: Open Answers. Be Honest!