This PowerPoint discusses the importance and influence of oil in the Middle East. Specific topics addressed include products made from oil, the pros & cons of having oil, oil price, production & consumption, OPEC, supply & demand and other factors that influence the price of oil, and what oil money can buy you (with Dubai used as a specific example).
There are about 15 slides discussing oil and the Middle East in general with links to news clips about important concepts such as OPEC. I have also left several suggested questions and teaching tips that you can use throughout the lesson.
The remaining slides in the PowerPoint all focus around Dubai and how oil money has led to the city's rise as a playground for the rich. Many pictures and links to useful YouTube clips are included, as well as a suggested Dubai travel poster assignment. The students LOVE learning about Dubai!
As always, this file is completely editable to meet your individual classroom needs.