This thematic lesson was designed around the Natural History Museum's Silk Road travelling exhibit. It is a comprehensive lesson that includes themes that the students will follow on their way to learning more about the facts surrounding the Silk Road.
By the end of this lesson, the kids understood the historical themes as well as the facts themselves. When teaching history, I believe that the themes repeat themselves from year to year and this was so important to me to see how well they connected with them by the end of the lesson.
Included in this 10-15 day lesson:
Comprehensive directions to follow that map out the entire lesson
4 presentation lectures that follow the themes
4 graphic organizers that are using to research those themes.
1 rubric to grade the final presentation.