Middle School
History & Social Studies

What Was the Silk Road?

This collection includes lessons, information, and activities to help your students learn all about the Silk Road and its importance in history.
A Collection By Natalie Mroz
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What Was the Silk Road?
  • Natalie Mroz says:
    This is a teacher's explanation of why he teaches about the Silk Road and includes some ideas for creating a quick simulation of what trading was like on the Silk Road. It will help you determine why you should teach a short unit on the Silk Road and how important it is historically.
  • Natalie Mroz says:
    In this short video, the narrator tells the story of the Silk Road and compares it to the movement of goods and ideas today. It's a great summary of the history of the Silk Road. This is another great option for an introduction to the topic and to get your students interested in the history of the Silk Road and eager to learn more.
  • Natalie Mroz says:
    This is a webquest for students all about the Silk Road. It could be used in total or in part for teaching about the Silk Road. With excellent resources, it includes a PowerPoint for teachers, a map activity, and a research activity.
  • Natalie Mroz says:
    A Crash Course in World History video about the Silk Road that is a quick and fun and that will hold the students' attention and entertain them while teaching them important information about the Silk Road. This is a great series of videos for your World History classes!
  • Natalie Mroz says:
    Here students can look at four cities of importance along the Silk Road and what items those cities were known for. Also includes a little information about the sea routes. You could use it with item 4 to create a simulation activity.
  • Natalie Mroz says:
    This site has activities for your students using primary sources related to the Silk Road. It will provide you with another great way to incorporate an important skill in your lessons.
  • Natalie Mroz says:
    A series of six excellent lessons on a variety of topics related to the Silk Road that can help you integrate with teachers of other subject areas. Includes a timeline activity, information about religious beliefs, music, and a map.
  • Natalie Mroz says:
    This is a great lesson about goods that were traded in various cities along the Silk Road that you can use with your students to research different locations and items. Students can use this site to create advertisements for products and locations and try their hand at trading with another city along the route.
  • Natalie Mroz says:
    Written for students, this would be a great page to use for introducing the topic to the students and finding out what they already know about the Silk Road.
  • Natalie Mroz says:
    At this site you can download a series of activities about the Silk Road. You could use the activities, which are correlated to geography standards, as your unit or choose which to use to enhance your unit. Students will learn about what was traded, where it was traded, and where the name comes from along with background information, pictures, a map, and outside links.
  • Natalie Mroz says:
    This is a great place to start for teachers and students alike, because it provides simple background information explaining the history of the Silk Road.