The Silk Road, Old and New
Networks of goods, peoples, cultures, and trade stretch from China to the Mediterranean Basin. These “silk roads”—overland across Eurasia and through maritime routes across the Indian Ocean—have shaped empires, spread religions, and fueled global economies for millennia. Today, new silk roads, like China's Belt and Road Initiative, build on old and extend beyond their traditional reach, to Africa and beyond. How has the Silk Road influenced the modern global economy, politics, and world religions? How can the transregional lens of the “silk road” help us understand globalization, borders, and migration?
To deepen your content knowledge of significant historical issues in different national, regional and global contexts.
To apply your new content knowledge as you learn how to infuse opportunities for discipline specific formative assessment in the virtual and in-person learning space both during and between lessons.
The institute is designed for K-14 educators who teach subjects relating to the humanities (history, social studies, literature, etc). All are welcome.
Continuing Education Units: 2
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm (PT)
Friday, June 17, 2022 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm (PT)
Saturday, June 18, 2022 - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (PT); 1 hour lunch break
Speakers and Content Experts
Morris Rossabi, Columbia University
Mark Kenoyer, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Richard Foltz, Concordia University
Date and time
June 16, 2022 - June 18, 2022
*Subsidized fee as a result of U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center grant funding.