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Traditional Arts of the Silk Road

from Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center

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This presentation is an overview of various cultures on the Silk Road and the pre-colonial art forms that emerged from the religions and lifestyles of individual groups. With examples from visual arts, music, and poetry, we will explore the ways that arts on the Silk Road were integral to group identity and inspired cultural diffusion and adoption.

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30-45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Fine Arts, Foreign/World Languages, Performing Arts, Gifted & Talented

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Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center

Bloomington, IN
United States

The Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center (IAUNRC) at Indiana University's Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies is a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center dedicated to raising awareness about its target area: namely the Turkic, Iranian, Mongolian, Uralic, and Tibetan cultural spheres. Some countries included are Turkey, Azerbaijan, Hungary, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan.

Michael Krautkraemer

Program Details


1. This program begins with introductions and research questions.
2. We then address those questions in a PowerPoint presentation.
3. Participants have a guided question & answer session.


- Gain familiarity with the Silk Road and its historical importance
- Understand some popular, traditional art forms of countries along the Silk Road
- Identify how those art forms sprung from certain lifestyles or certain cultures melding

Standards Alignment

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State Standards

Indiana Standards for High School Art 1-8
Indiana Standards for Social Studies for Grades 7, World History and Civilization