Instructional Video

The Silk Road and Ancient Trade

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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!

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations
  • Best used as a review or summary of the period
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Check out forum posts below video for interesting comments and dialogue
  • Speaker is engaging and uses humorous anecdotes to convey concepts
  • Part of a larger unit on the post-classical era; both teacher and student versions are attached
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