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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 6 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
Commerce in the Indian Ocean
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 13 Views 16 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 14 Views 6 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 12 Views 24 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 28 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Trade in the Indian Ocean: Should China End Zheng He's Treasure Voyages?
Learners 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 11 Views 16 Downloads
It's a small island, but it promises a big trip! Come visit Sri Lanka with this beautiful imagery. Not your typical tourism video, this non-narrated advertisement highlights some of the most popular destinations and points out some historical sites.
10 seconds 5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Animals, Earthquakes, and Tsunamis
Young scholars read about animal behavior before the Indian Ocean tsunami and meet with an elder to discuss how the animals reacted. For this animal behavior lesson plan, students read a story and fill out a worksheet provided.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Study Jams! Earth's Oceans
Enjoy beautiful images and ocean facts together with the slide show, then see how much you absorbed by taking the quiz. Some of the topics covered in the presentation include water pressure, sunlight in the ocean, the names and locations of oceans, and why the ocean is salty.
4th - 8th Science 3 Views 1 Download
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 15 Views 38 Downloads
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 22 Views 130 Downloads
Elizabeti's Series--Classroom Guide
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.
2nd Language Arts 7 Views 16 Downloads
Do Some Research - Indian Ocean
In this geography research worksheet, learners use the library or Internet to determine which ocean is located south of Asia and east of Africa. They write the answer on the blue line, write a short essay about the topic, and draw a picture to accompany the answer.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads