- Melody Casey
- Social Studies
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- Lesson Plan
- Middle School
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GEDB Ancient China: The Silk Road Trading Impacts (Lesson 3 of 3)
Analyze how goods, people, and ideas were moved and shared in Ancient China. This lesson was developed by Michael Jackson as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.
Analyze how goods, people, and ideas were moved and shared in Ancient China.
Learning Targets and Criteria for Success
Understand the political, economic, and/or social significance of historical events, issues, individuals, and cultural groups.
Explain how the behaviors and practices of individuals and groups influenced societies, civilizations, and regions.
Learning Tasks and Practice
Students brainstorm how people today transport goods and share ideas by answering: Where is our stuff made? How does it get to consumers (us)? What are the most recognizable logos around the world today?
Teacher leads a discussion on the origins, purposes, and impacts of the Silk Road among ancient civilizations.
Students pair-share responses to questions linking recognizable leaders in the world-wide market today. After students have gathered information on the Silk Road, the concept of culture diffusion is introduced.
Students will record key points on the Silk Road on their guided notes sheets and view videos on locations and peoples covered.
Collecting and Documenting Evidence of Learning
Students are introduced to the concept of cultural diffusion in societies. Students are asked to brainstorm specific examples of cultural diffusion in modern society. Students share ideas in small groups.