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International Commerce, Snorkeling Camels, and the Indian Ocean Trade
10 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Economic principles and world history are beautifully woven together in this history presentation on medieval Indian Ocean trading. The narrator discusses the unprecedented self-regulation executed by merchants along the Indian Ocean...
Trade in the Indian Ocean: Should China End Zheng He's Treasure Voyages?
6th - 12th
Learners examine the amount of trade that occurs in the Indian Ocean. Using China as an example, they discuss the reasons why it ended its treasure voyages in the area and predict what would have happened if the voyages continued. They...
The Voyage of Slaves in the Transatlantic Slave Trade
5th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
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,...
The Story of India - Spice Routes and Silk Roads - 1/6
10 mins 6th - 12th
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...
The Story of India - Spice Routes and Silk Roads - 4/6
10 mins 6th - 12th
The effects of the Silk Route and Indian trade continues with part three of this six-part series. Learn about new archaeological discoveries that clearly show various occupations of outsiders in India. Greeks, Romans, and Kushans all...
Primary Sources and Archaeology in the Study of Ancient Mediterranean Trade
Tenth graders begin the lesson by plotting trade routes, major empires and items traded. Using primary sources, they examine their own values regarding trading items for royality. They participate in a role-play exercise in which they...
Post-Classical: Regional and Transregional Interactions
9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
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...
The Silk Road: Connecting the Ancient World Through Trade
5 mins 7th - 12th
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...
Trekking to Timbuktu: Trade in West Africa (Lesson 2)
6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine the importance of trade in West Africa. Using a virtual time capsule, they travel back to ancient times and travel along with a caravan. They answer specific questions related to the journey and items they are...