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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
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 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 12 Views 6 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 26 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 11 Views 16 Downloads
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
Indian Ocean Explored
Students 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
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. For 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 6 Views 16 Downloads
Southwest Asia and the Indian Ocean: 1500-1750
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.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 21 Downloads
New Review Inside India
What can a Ganesh statue, hand ornament, and print block tell you about India? Introduce your learners to the geography, history, and culture of India by analyzing primary sources and using the well-designed worksheets provided in this resource.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 24 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Sea Surface Temperature and Coral Bleaching
A toolkit is something that has what you need to fix or make something. You just clicked on a teacher's toolkit for introducing the concept of coral bleaching in relation to climate change and changing sea temperatures. In it, you will find background information, a lab demonstration, student worksheet, and helpful web resource links.
5th - 8th Science 16 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable