ERIC Number: ED460920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Monsoon Winds to the "Land of Gold."
California Univ., Berkeley. Office of Resources for International and Area Studies.
This integrated unit, intended for use with sixth or seventh graders, introduces students to the trading networks and geographic factors that influenced the maritime spice trade from southeast Asia to the Roman Empire and Han China during the period 100 B.C. to 100 A.D. The unit is designed so that students work in cooperative groups in a series of activities to learn how the ancient world was unified by this sea trade. The unit would be most effective if taught at the end of a year-long study of ancient world history or as an introductory unit to the Age of Exploration. It is organized into the following sections: Overview and Contents; "Artifacts"; "Primary Sources"; "Regional Grid Map"; "Historic Maps"; "Background Poster Activity"; "Trade Simulation"; "Imports/Exports";"Extensions"; "Vocabulary"; and "References/Links." It provides a focus question, California's world history standards, educational objectives, lessons for introducing the topic and for developing the topic, and other activities, including culminating and assessment activities. (Contains a 33-item bibliography, a five-item student bibliography, and a list of seven Web sites.) (BT)
Descriptors: Ancient History, Asian Studies, Cooperative Learning, Foreign Countries, Geography, Grade 6, Grade 7, Integrated Activities, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Simulation, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives, World History
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Office of Resources for International and Area Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Asia