The Silk Road
In this activity, secondary school students will consider the impact of trade on society today by engaging with a big question: What are the positive and negative impacts of global trade routes?
Objective: Students will be asked “Have you ever considered where your food, clothes and other items come from?” Using a combination of Khan Academy videos and lessons, students will learn about the Silk Road. Students will then create a tourism advertisement in Adobe Spark Post that summarizes their knowledge focusing on positive and negative impacts of global trade.
The attached resources for this Khan + Create Activity are ready for students to use, including step-by-step guides and all the resources they need to get started.
This activity was contributed by Cristen Magaletti, who has a MA from NYU in Social Studies and Secondary Education. She has an extensive background in curriculum design and instruction and is a current teacher who has worked in public schools and private schools for decades.
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