The Silk Road
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Sixth graders travel the Silk Road. In this world history instructional activity, 6th graders explore the exports, imports, and ideas that traveled along the Silk Road as they examine the geography and physical obstacles along the trade route.
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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
Afghanistan and the Silk Road Map Project
Introduce your class to the rich history of Afghanistan, especially its ancient sites and its importance to the Silk Road, with a series of activities that begins with a mapping project. Using a variety of reference materials,...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Trade and Travel Along the Silk Road
Students examine the religions that developed along the Silk Road. In this compare and contrast lesson, 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
The Story of India - Spice Routes and Silk Roads - 1/6
Continue the story of India with this six-part series on her spices, trade routes, and silken roads. Early global trade and an emergent global economy during the 1st century AD, Roman influences on India, monsoons, boat building, and...
10 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History