Mapping the Silk Road

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Imagine traveling the Silk Road. Would you go by land or by sea? After adding mountain ranges, deserts, and cities to a topographic map of the area between Antioch, Turkey and Xi'an, China, class members brainstorm the pros and cons of traveling between the two sites by land or by sea. Individuals then chart the course they would take. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Preview the attached video on Arabic and Chinese calligraphy, "Dual Traditions with Haji Noor Deen," to determine if it would engage your class
  • The images in the PowerPoint capture the beauty, scope, and danger of the voyage
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