Event Title

Session B-2: Merchants, Monks and Marco Polo: Teaching the Silk Road

Grade Level

Grade level: 9-12

Start Date

28-2-2014 9:35 AM

End Date

28-2-2014 10:35 AM

Description

The Silk Road conjures up many images: lost cities, exotic goods, networks of trade, travelers and merchants, warriors and emperors. This presentation will discuss the potentially limitless historical, economical, political and geographical pedagogical opportunities that exposure to the Silk Road provides students through the study of: primary historical material; human migration patterns; music and artistic expressions; cultural interdependence; belief systems; exchange of ideas (scientific and technological innovations); global trade; and warfare.

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Feb 28th, 9:35 AM Feb 28th, 10:35 AM

Session B-2: Merchants, Monks and Marco Polo: Teaching the Silk Road

The Silk Road conjures up many images: lost cities, exotic goods, networks of trade, travelers and merchants, warriors and emperors. This presentation will discuss the potentially limitless historical, economical, political and geographical pedagogical opportunities that exposure to the Silk Road provides students through the study of: primary historical material; human migration patterns; music and artistic expressions; cultural interdependence; belief systems; exchange of ideas (scientific and technological innovations); global trade; and warfare.