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Program Flyer: History of the Silk Road

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Content Provider   Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center  2010-11 Honorable Mention
Contact Information   Eveline Yang
iaau@indiana.edu
Ballantine Hall 542A
1020 N. Kirkwood Road
Bloomington, IN  47405
United States
Phone: (812) 856-1126
Fax: (812) 855-8667
Program Type   Individual Program
Program Rating      based on 55 evaluation(s).
Target Audience   Education: Grade(s): 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Public Library: Library Patrons
Maximum Number of Participants   35
Minimum Number of Participants   5
Primary Disciplines   Fine Arts, Foreign/World Languages, Gifted & Talented, Performing Arts, Social Studies/History, Technology/Information Science
Program Description   This program deals specifically with the Silk Road: where it ran, how it came to be named, who traveled it, its importance in World History, and what it can teach us about world trade today.

Please note: this program is NOT about China, or about Chinese culture. Although China was part of the Silk Road, and is mentioned in the program, our focus in on the central piece of the historical route - INNER ASIA.
Program Format   1. This program begins with introductions and research questions.
2. We then address those questions in a PowerPoint presentation.
4. Participants have a guided question & answer session
Objectives   The participant will:
- develop an appreciation for ancient travel and trade
- explore the dynamics of trade and profit
- engage in a discussion about the importance of history
- list several important figures in Central Asian history
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns   National
NSS-G.K-12.6 THE USES OF GEOGRAPHY

As a result of activities in grades K-12, all students should
- Understand how to apply geography to interpret the past.
NSS-WH.5-12.4 ERA 4: EXPANDING ZONES OF EXCHANGE AND ENCOUNTER, 300-1000 CE
The student in grades 5-12 should understand
- imperial crises and their aftermath, 300-700 CE
- causes and consequences of the rise of Islamic civilization in the 7th-10th centuries
- major global trends from 300-1000 CE
NSS-WH.5-12.5 ERA 5: INTENSIFIED HEMISPHERIC INTERACTIONS, 1000-1500 CE
The student in grades 5-12 should understand
- the rise of the Mongol empire and its consequences for Eurasian peoples, 1200-1350.
Program Length   40 minutes for 6th - 12th grades
By Request   This program is available by request ONLY
Date/Time Notes   Please allow two weeks notice to ensure there are no scheduling conflicts. We are on a university campus and share our VC facility with many other content providers.
Program Cost   Multipoint Cost: $0.00
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By Request Cost: $0.00
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Program Fee Notes   Our center is a Title VI National Resource Center, and US tax dollars cover costs. Our content is provided free of charge to US Institutions.
Cancellation Policy   All of our programs are free of charge. Cancellations without regard to our lost time might result in pulling of future programs with that school.
Is recording allowed?   No
Recording Notes   Videotaping is permitted with prior approval from content provider.
Program Delivery Mode(s)   Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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