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Rebuilding the Silk Road (8:42)

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. 01:37 The term <em>Silk Road</em> is commonly used. Why does this video argue that the name is somewhat misleading?
  2. 02:00 What were some of the commonly traded items on the Silk Road?
  3. 03:45 How did the Han Dynasty “manage” the Silk Road? What were the economic impacts of this management?
  4. 07:00 What was the impact of the fall of the Han Dynasty on the Silk Road?
  5. 08:37 What is the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative?