Lesson Plans World History II SOL 2d Major Trade Routes
Standard WH II:
SOL 2d The student will demonstrate an understanding of the political, cultural, geographic, and economic conditions in the world about 1500 A.D. (C.E.)
Analyzing major trade patterns.
Introduction: A Bell-ringer activity
Notes: Students copy-down and discuss teacher generated notes
Activities: Students complete various in class activities to support learning including video analysis, maps, charts, diagrams, graphic organizers, worksheets, text-book questions, group discussion, KWL Charts etc.
Assessment: Informal, Formal, Exit-Questions, Teacher Questioning. Quizzes, Tests, Projects
Traditional trade patterns linking
Europe with Asia and Africa
• Silk Routes across Asia to the
• Maritime routes across the Indian
• Trans-Saharan routes across North
• Northern European links with the
• Western European sea and river
• South China Sea and lands of
Importance of trade patterns
• Exchange of products and ideas
Activities That Support Lesson Plans
Crash Course History: Silk Road. Students name 5 facts learned about the Silk Road. Teacher can pause and discuss points made in the video.
Note: The above activities are best used with the Virginia Prentice Hall World History: The Modern Era textbook.
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