Russia and the Eurasian Republics (Central Asia) Historical Maps Region People
HISTORICAL MAPS <ul><li>Russia in 1820 </li></ul>
<ul><li>Russia in 1919-1939 </li></ul>
<ul><li>Russia 1942 (And Nazi Germany) </li></ul>
<ul><li>Russia 1956 </li></ul>
<ul><li>Russia (USSR) 1970s </li></ul>
<ul><li>Russia & Former Soviet States Today </li></ul>
Discussion Question <ul><li>In the history of the world, Central Asia (modern day Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbe...
Answer <ul><li>Beginning about 100 BC, parts of Central Asia prospered from the  Silk Road , a trade route connecting Chin...
REGION <ul><li>So what makes this area a region? </li></ul><ul><li>Culture and Crossroads (Silk Road) </li></ul><ul><li>La...
People <ul><li>There are 21 major ethnic groups in this region.  On a piece of paper make 2 Graphic (circle) organizers (o...
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Russia And The Eurasian Republics Maps, Region, People

  1. 1. Russia and the Eurasian Republics (Central Asia) Historical Maps Region People
  2. 2. HISTORICAL MAPS <ul><li>Russia in 1820 </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Russia in 1919-1939 </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Russia 1942 (And Nazi Germany) </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Russia 1956 </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Russia (USSR) 1970s </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Russia & Former Soviet States Today </li></ul>
  8. 8. Discussion Question <ul><li>In the history of the world, Central Asia (modern day Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, and some surrounding countries) has been repeatedly conquered. Some conquerors have been Genghis Khan, Alexander the Great, the Persians, the Arabs, and the Ottoman Turks. Why do you think this land has historically been so valuable? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Answer <ul><li>Beginning about 100 BC, parts of Central Asia prospered from the Silk Road , a trade route connecting China with the Mediterranean Sea. Many cities in this region thrived as trading stations along this route. Because of Central Asia’s accessible location along this trade route, it came under the control of many empires. </li></ul>
  10. 10. REGION <ul><li>So what makes this area a region? </li></ul><ul><li>Culture and Crossroads (Silk Road) </li></ul><ul><li>Language (Turkic & Indo-European) </li></ul><ul><li>Religion (Islam & Eastern Orthodox) </li></ul><ul><li>Politics (Recent Independence) </li></ul><ul><li>Economy (Poverty and Unemployment) </li></ul><ul><li>Mountains (Ural Mtns. Divide Europe from Asia) </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Resources (Oil & Natural Gas) </li></ul><ul><li>Rivers (4 of the 12 longest rivers in the world—the Ob, Irtysh, Yenisei and Lena. Also the Volga, which is the longest river in European Russia) </li></ul><ul><li>Lakes (Caspian—largest inland body of water in the world, Baikal—holds 1/5 of the world’s fresh water supply, Black Sea and Aral Sea) </li></ul>
  11. 11. People <ul><li>There are 21 major ethnic groups in this region. On a piece of paper make 2 Graphic (circle) organizers (one on each side of a piece of paper). On one graphic organizer label the center circle Ethnic Groups in Russia. Use page 371 of your textbook to fill out your graphic organizer with 8 ethnic groups. On the other graphic organizer label the center circle Ethnic Groups in Central Asia. Using the map on page 463, finish your graphic organizer with 13 major ethnic groups. </li></ul><ul><li>On the bottom of your graphic organizer page (either side) explain commonalities you found between countries and ethnic groups. </li></ul>

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