The Silk Roads Big Map
Students generate oversized rendition of the Silk Roads from Europe to East Asia, apply elements such as political and topographic features, the Silk Roads, products of the regions, and the routes of key travelers.
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Mapping the Americas
Celebrate the geography of the Americas and develop map skills through a series of activities focused on the Western Hemisphere. Learners study everything from earthquakes and volcanoes of the Americas and the relationship between...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
On the Road with Marco Polo: From Hormuz to Kashgar
Students examine the route that Marco Polo and his father traveled to reach China. They examine online maps of the Silk Road and harsh terrain of Afghanistan to determine challenges that may have been encountered during travel.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
The Silk Road: Connecting the Ancient World Through Trade
Introduce learners to The Silk Road, the first world-wide web. The narrator of this short, animated video traces the pioneers of globalization and the impact they had on culture and economy. The Scythians, Darius the First, and Alexander...
5 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History