Journey Along the Silk Road: Writing Your Own Rihla, or Travel Journal
Students develop basic research and writing skills. They explore and interpret and make maps. Students develop a global perspective. Also student explore the relationships between geography, climate and the nature of various societies.
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Archaeology Inventory Project
What can be learned from ancient art and artifacts? In the second of a series of lessons devoted to the history of Afghanistan, class members assume the role of archaeologists and investigate art found along the Silk Road. They observe,...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Breaking the Code: Actions and Songs of Protest
Ezell Blair, Jr., David Richmond, Franklin McCain and Joseph McNeil changed history. Their sit-in at the lunch counter of the Woolworths in Greensboro, North Carolina on February 1, 1960 became a model for the nonviolent protests that...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Vending Machine Bans Increase in Schools Nationwide
Does a ban on vending machines infringe on student rights, or do school officials have an obligation to monitor foods sold on school grounds? Your class members will explore the educational, health, and financial issues related to...
7th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Post-Classical: Regional and Transregional Interactions
International trade from 600 AD to 1450 AD resulted in the flourishing of post-classical civilizations, the expansion of Islam across many regions, and the transmission of rare materials and innovative ideas — not to mention the spread...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Creating Your Own Town Hall Poster
Middle and high schoolers are walking into a world rife with strong political viewpoints and vocal opinions. Help to prepare them for controversial discussions with a instructional activity in which they choose, research, and learn more...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Trade and Travel Along the Silk Road
Students examine the religions that developed along the Silk Road. In this compare and contrast activity, students visit various stations within the classroom to learn about the Silk Road and the two religions that developed. Using a...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Silk Road and Ancient Trade
What was the the Silk Road and how did it radically expand the scope of trade? What was the value of silk, and how did connections between merchants reshape lives in Africa and Eurasia? Find out by watching this historic episode!
9 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Belief Systems Along the Silk Roads
Learners examine cultural diffusion. In this Silk Road instructional activity, students research primary sources to compare and contrast the religious beliefs encountered and shared by those who traded along the Silk Road route.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History
Making Do: Learning and Growing Through Adversity
What is it that makes people keep going when they face challenges in life? Ask your class to consider this question in relation to their own experiences and as they read material from The New York Times. Using personal experiences and...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed