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 of the Black Death. An in-depth curriculum guide takes high schoolers through nearly a millennium of Eurasian and African relations and trade, as well as the ways these communications led to an age of Enlightenment.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Connect to a world religions lesson or class
  • Have class members watch the videos at home on their own before coming to school the next day for discussion
  • Organize a jigsaw activity with several groups for the reading selections
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires access to the Internet to watch the linked videos
  • Worksheets are in light blue; print in black and white to darken the lines and instructions
  • The third part of a six-unit set of curriculum on world history
Pros

  • Centers the instruction around a guiding question about the influence of trade on the growth of civilization
  • Each section of the curriculum is based on a high-quality video from the publisher
  • Provides all necessary worksheets, writing prompts, and organizing charts in a student version of the resource
Cons

  • None