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Travel ancient trade routes! What products were exchanged? Where were the major ports? How did traders cross land? Show these routes on a map.
The Silk Road is one of the most famous trade routes. It was 700 miles long and spanned from China to the Roman Empires. The Chinese traded their silk for metals, precious stones, medicines, furs, and perfumes.The Incense Route was another ancient trade route where fragrances such as frankincense and myrrh and spices, gold, ivory, and precious stones were brought from southern Arabia, Ethiopia, and Somalia to the Roman market. The Tin and Amber Routes were also ancient trade routes.
Invite students to research and locate these and other ancient trade routes. What products were traded? What methods of transportation were available? When were these routes used?
Ask students to use Crayola® Washable Markers to draw a map covering several trade route areas on white posterboard.
With different colors of yarn, students diagram each trade rout researched. Encourage students to include a key to identify the yarn color used for each trade route, dates the routes were used, and the map's scale.
After covering work area with recycled newspaper, students shape Crayola Model Magic into replicas of some of the trade goods. Paint the items in authentic colors with Crayola Tempera and Paint Brushes. Dry.
Encourage students to draw other trade goods with Crayola Crayons and Colored Pencils on fabric scraps or paper. Cut them out with Crayola Scissors.
Students use Crayola School Glue to attach trade goods to Trade Route Timeline. Dry.
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Open the golden door of Ellis Island and explore the history of immigration in the United States.
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