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Students 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. They look at contemporary maritime trading patterns in the Indian Ocean.
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.
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. Background information, classroom activities, and a time line of each of the seven voyages is included.
A lot can happen in 250 years. Cover the rise and fall of some of the worlds most interesting empires. The Ottoman, Mughal, and Muslim Empires are all covered in terms of politics, military, and trade. An amazing resource ready at a click of a mouse. Note: This presentation is long and text heavy, it could probably be broken into smaller chunks and enhanced with photos or illustrations.
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. Cultural effects of these interactions are also covered.
Second graders explore the books in the Elizabeti Series. In this reading comprehension lesson, young readers discuss pre-reading focus questions about their feelings on the first day of school. They investigate the book and describe the characters they see. Various activities are included with this lesson, including vocabulary words, reading response questions, math and science assignments.