by Lisa Nassin, Lake Forest College
This WebQuest was designed to bring students back to the time of the
Silk Road. Students will learn how the 4,000 mile long road from
Rome influenced the transmission of cultures and trade of goods. Many people benefited from the trade routes and the many goods they gained along the way. Without the
Silk Road, life would have been extremely different for many people.
A Journey on the
So far in class, we have learned that the
Silk Road was instrumental in the development and expansion of trade in
Egypt. Much of the modern world of
Asia would not be as culturally diverse and abundant in a vast amount of goods if the
Silk Road was never established.
Your job as a historian is to continue taking a journey on the
Silk Road and infer what life would have been like without the trade route. Analyze and support with evidence how peoples lives and modern day
China would have been different without the
BigQuestion: What would life be like in
China without the establishment of the