The Silk Road: Connecting the Ancient World Through Trade

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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 the Great all make cameo appearances as viewers journey along this famous trade route.

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Classroom Considerations
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • A multiple choice quiz, discussion questions, and links to additional information are included in the resource
Cons
  • The video would serve best as a general overview for a more in-depth study