Names: _______________________________________                  Date: ___________                                 Silk Roa...
Name: ____________________________________                    Date: __________________                                  Th...
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Silk roadhandouts

  1. 1. Names: _______________________________________ Date: ___________ Silk Roads Trading GameThe Silk Roads were a series of overland and sea trade routes that connected China, India,Arabia, and Europe. The first routes cropped up during the time of the Han Dynasty, but stayedin use for more than a thousand years. Despite its name, silk was but one item traded on theseroutes. Other items included precious jewels, animals, spices, fruits and even gunpowder.For this activity, your team has been given a “Shopping List” that you must complete on the silkroads. You must trade the products you are given in order to complete your list.With which products did you start?Which products did you find the most difficult to obtain? Why do you think that is?Which products did you end up with? Which regions are these items from? Did you meet yourshopping list? If not, what were you unable to get?Aside from trading consumer goods, what else were the Silk Roads used for?Explain the following phrase: “Global trade stops war.”
  2. 2. Name: ____________________________________ Date: __________________ The Silk Roads: AnimationAs you watch the animation, answer the following questions. 1. In which city did the Silk Roads begin? 2. Which religions spread by the Silk Roads? 3. The silk roads skirted which Chinese desert? 4. What could traders get at the markets in Kashgar? 5. What nickname was given to the Pamir mountains and why? 6. At which body of water did the Silk Roads end?
  3. 3. Sample Shopping ListsAnimal for transportationAn edible plantJewelsHome goodSomething sweet********************************************************************************Animal for transportationSpicesJewelsSomething to make clothingScented wood*************************************************************************Precious stoneAn edible plantPrecious metalSomething to make clothingWeapon************************************************************************An animal for transportationPrecious stoneSomething sweetSomething to make clothingHome good

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