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Commerce in the Indian Ocean
Middle schoolers study the geographic features of the Indian Ocean and examine how the monsoon influenced maritime trading patterns before 1500. They investigate why certain areas made good trading posts and why these areas attracted trade.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 13 Downloads
Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami, 2004
The BBC reports on the Indian Ocean tsunami that occurred in 2004 off the coast of Sumatra in Indonesia as a result of an earthquake. Footage of the waves and destruction around the area is shown. Maps delineate the quake's epicenter and surrounding areas.
9 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
International Commerce, Snorkeling Camels, and the Indian Ocean Trade
Economic principles and world history are beautifully woven together in this history presentation on medieval Indian Ocean trading. The narrator discusses the unprecedented self-regulation executed by merchants along the Indian Ocean trade routes, as well as reviews the importance of monsoon winds and the spread of products, ideas, and the religion of Islam.
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Indian Ocean Explored
Students consider the information presented in the WNET videotape of India: Land of the Tiger/Unknown Seas (Episode 3). In this biology instructional activity, students view the video and engage in a discussion about the questions posed in the video.
4th - 7th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Classical Trade Routes
Help your class members to visualize the extent and complexity of classical trade routes as they use this blank map to identify the Silk Road, Indian Ocean Trade Network, Mediterranean Sea Lanes, and Trans-Saharan Trade Routes.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 1 Download
Trade in the Indian Ocean: Should China End Zheng He's Treasure Voyages?
Students examine the amount of trade that occurs in the Indian Ocean. Using China as an example, they discuss the reasons why it ended its treasure voyages in the area and predict what would have happened if the voyages continued. They use a map to trace Indian Ocean trade routes.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
Indian Ocean Explored
Young scholars examine the rich array of marine wildlife that lives in waters surrounding the Indian subcontinent. They explore the relationships among organisms in coral reefs. They explore environmental dangers to coral reefs and research solutions.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Should the Ming End the Treasure Voyages?
During the first century of Chinese Ming dynasty (1368-1644), the government sent out a total of seven voyages into the Indian Ocean. Young historians will discuss, explain, role play, and compare the decisions made by rulers during the Ming dynasty.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 10 Views 21 Downloads
Columbus, de Gama, and Zheng He! 15th Century Mariners
Learners discover the Age of Exploration by comparing and contrasting the explorations of Zheng He, Christopher Columbus, and Vasco da Gama in this engaging history episode. The narrator discusses who may be considered the greatest mariner of the fifteenth century, as well offers the opportunity for your class members to clearly analyze the objectives and accomplishments of three noteworthy explorers.
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Tropical Africa and Asia: 1200-1500
China, India, and Africa are all players in the trade, culture, conflict, and politics that marked a 300 year period in tropical Afro-Asian history. This comprehensive presentation covers environment, economics, religion, and the effects of Islamic conflict occurring from 1200-1500 AD.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
The Evil Eye of the Storm
Young scholars create a storm to develop an understanding of hurricanes. Learners explain reasons behind hurricane trends; identify the 5 categories of intensity using the Saffir-Simpson scale; interpret weather maps, and understand disaster safety.
6th - 8th Science 9 Views 35 Downloads
Survivors on the Ocean Ridge
Students discover the uniqueness of deep sea hydrothermal vent organisms through an exploration of the NOAA Galapagos Rift Expedition. They study the genetics and evolution of a shrimp species that lives near the vents then they design another species of shrimp that could survive in a different portion of the rift.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
How Many Hurricanes Happen?
In this hurricanes activity, students use a data table showing the hurricane region and the average number of hurricanes per year to determine if the same number of hurricanes happen in each region by creating a graph. Then students complete 2 short answer questions.
5th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Monsoon Season in India
Summer monsoons have shaped much of India's landscape and culture. Here is a cause and effect graphic organizer intended to help the class read effectively. They will read the provided text, then use the organizer to note causes and effects of Monsoon season in India.
6th - 8th Language Arts 21 Views 129 Downloads