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Trade Along the Silk Roads: A Silk Road Encounters Resource
Students review information on the Silk Road from previous lessons. Using maps, they create an illustrated altas of the Silk Road and the goods traded on it. They write an essay on the Silk Road's importance and how both good and culture...
K - 5th Social Studies & History
The Golden Rule of Reciprocity: A Silk Road Encounters Project
Students are introduced to the Golden Rule of Reciprocity. Using the four major world religions, they compare and contrast quotes about the Golden Rule. In groups, they create their own version of the Rule and share it with the class.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
The Key Holder (Tahilwidar) Tradition in Afghanistan
The fifth in a series of six lessons focusing on Afghan history and art Here's the amazing story of the Tahilwidar, or Key Holder Tradition in Afghanistan. Class groups are assigned roles and then act out the process, developed to keep...
4th - 12th Social Studies & History
Tillya Tepe Gold Ornaments and Accessories
Children of all ages consider the cultural, social, and economic implications of artifacts found along the Silk Road. They'll examine and discuss a Tillya Tepe ornament made in ancient Afghanistan. After fully analyzing the ornament's...
K - 12th Social Studies & History
Silk Roads Big Map: A Silk Roads Encounters Project
Students are introduced to the Silk Road and its purpose. Using a map outline, they create an oversized replica of the Silk Road from Europe to Asia. They add political and physical features to the map along with the routes of travelers.
3rd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts