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The Silk Road and Ancient Trade: Crash Course World History (10:30)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 02:02 What was the Silk Road?
  2. 03:54 Why were the nomadic people of Central Asia important for the Silk Road?
  3. 04:45 How did the Silk Road affect towns and cities along trade routes? Give an example.
  4. 06:41 Silk was a luxury good. How did it affect ordinary people?
  5. 08:20 Buddhism was one idea that traveled along the Silk Road trade routes. What are key elements of Mahayana Buddhism?
  6. 09:14 What was one negative effect of the Silk Road?