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The Voyage of Slaves in the Transatlantic Slave Trade

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
Use best-teaching practices to discuss the practices and implications of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Here you'll find a detailed lesson plan involving a variety of collaborative and engaging components, including image analysis,...
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Trading Routes

For Students 5th - 6th
In this reading a map worksheet, students examine a map displaying trading routes of the mid-1700s and then respond to 4 short answer questions.
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Silk Road

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders travel the Silk Road. In this China lesson, 9th graders collaborate to research the goods and ideas that traveled the Silk Road. Students create presentations about trading centers and trade routes.
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Renaissance Trade and Exchange

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders map out trade routes. In this Renaissance time period lesson, 6th graders complete a Christopher Columbus Map Activity, discuss and identify the parts of a map, and locate Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Students...
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Geography Skills Worksheet: Enlightenment in Europe, Revolution in America.

For Students 6th - 8th
In this geography skills worksheet, students respond to 5 matching and 3 short answer questions about the map featuring Atlantic trade routes of the 1700's.
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Voices from the Trans‐Atlantic Slave Trade

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Young historians trace the roots of African slavery and learn about the causes and effects of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade through a PowerPoint presentation and by reading and discussing excerpts from the book Copper Sun.
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Silk Road Assessment

For Students 6th - 8th
In this ancient trade routes worksheet, students respond to 10 multiple choice questions and 1 essay question about the Silk Road and its significance.
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Triangular Trade

For Teachers 8th - 11th
In this triangular trade study guide worksheet, students read a brief overview pertaining to the trade linking Europe, Africa, and the Americas and then respond to a reflection question.
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Trade and Travel Along the Silk Road

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...
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Gathering Goods for the Marketplace

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young silk road merchants select goods to be sold in a classroom marketplace. They begin their journey by exploring items in the Asian Art Museum where they select a treasure to advertise for sale in a one-minute commercial. Links to the...
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Colonialism and American Foundations Sample Test Questions

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
What was the main cause of European colonization in America? How did Thomas Paine's Common Sense play a role in the establishment of the United States? What was the trans-Atlantic slave trade? These are just a few of the many questions...
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I'm Dreaming of a Sustainable Christmas

For Teachers 5th - 11th
Students examine global trade. In this global economics lesson, students visit websites to learn about trade with China and the environmental damage of global trade.
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Medieval Travelers

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explore the impact of trade on culture. In this trade lesson, 10th graders compare the travels of Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta. Students research the explorers and create materials for a gallery walk that feature the impact...
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MinuteEarth: The Story of Our Planet

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Planet Earth has come a long way from its dramatic beginnings. How long did all of these changes take? Science sleuths unravel the often-tangled timeline of our progress from single-celled sea creatures to world-traveling homo sapiens in...
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U.S. History

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
How did the discovery of the Americas change the world? A US history textbook covers topics such as the Americas, changes in European society, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Young academics also complete the assessment included in...
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Silk Roads Big Map

For Teachers 5th - 11th
Students create an oversized map from Europe to East Asia. They include information such as Silk Roads, geographical features, major cities and cultural information on their map.
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The Path of the Black Death

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners are able to show on a map how the Black Death moved through Europe. They summarize the direct effects of the Black Death in Europe. Students cite evidence from firsthand accounts in developing an argument that connections can,...
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Europe Discovers the Riches of India

For Students 7th - 9th
Interpreting text is vital. Middle schoolers read a 1 page passage describing why Europe was so interested in colonizing India. After reading, they answer 8 comprehension questions. 
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Grade 9 ELA Module 4, Unit 1, Lesson 5

For Students 9th Standards
What did the Crusades and plantations have to do with the global spread of sugar? As class members continue their study of Sugar Changed the World, they examine how Crusaders brought sugar to Western Europe and how cultivating sugar led...
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World Oil Reserves and Trade Routes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze the global distribution of natural resources to determine the relationship of resource availability to international problems and issues. They explain how the uneven distribution of resources can result in global...
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Early Medieval Europe

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students engage in a host of activities during an examination of early Medieval Europe. They draw coats of arms, make collages of architectural designs, and create posters of knights, serfs, and castles. Students role-play as sons of...
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The Silk Road, An Ancient Internet

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students examine how goods and ideas moved along an ancient trade route between China and Europe. They make charts of items, ideas, etc. that were transported along the Silk Route.
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Tracing the Shared Paths of Disease and Trade in the Medieval World

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers read a map with accuracy. They synthesize information from various sources, both written and visual, to create an accurate picture of one aspect of Medieval life. Students create a plausible explanation for a problem from...
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Commercial Revolution

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Shifts in agriculture, mobility, and trade led to a commercial revolution during the Middle Ages. Intended for learners who have already studied this subject, document analysis, images, and scant information make this resource an...

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