This lively no-tech, no-cost simulation casts students in the role of Silk Route traders to discover how the price of pepper can skyrocket as it travels from China to Venice. They’ll use maps, critical thinking, math, roleplaying and social skills to learn why this spice became a sign of wealth and status in Europe. Included in this quick lesson are simple directions plus open-ended questions to explore concepts about geography, economics, supply and demand along the Silk Route.
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|Grade levels||4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade|
|Resource types||Cooperative learning, Games, Hands-on learning|
|Is editable content included?||No|
|Supported file formats||.doc, .docx|