CSET Professional Learning


The Silk Road, Old and New

Content Deepening Courses
Description of offering:

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? 

You will learn:
  • 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.

Who should enroll?

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

Lina Benabdallah, Wake Forest University

Date and time

June 16, 2022 - June 18, 2022


Remote Learning



*Subsidized fee as a result of U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center grant funding.