Partner Discussion Question Explain how the migration of people helped to spread ideas, religions, goods, culture, etc.
Trade Routes A.Silk ROUTES – why plural??? China to Mediterranean China to India Other trade routes 1.Specialized Merchants a.Caravans
Trade Routes B.Trans-Saharan Trade Routes (800 – 1500) ***Routes existed prior to 800 but this is the period when the trade was most important*** 1.Involved trade of Gold for Salt in sub-Saharan Africa 2.Camels 3.Impact a.Kingdom of Ghana b.Mali Empire c.Songhai Empire
Trade Routes C.Indian Ocean Trading System (100 – 1600) ***1600 – Introduction of European dominance*** 1.Three distinct regions of trade a.South China Sea b.East India / South East Asia c.West India / East Africa / Persian Gulf
Trade Routes 2.Impact a.Diffusion 3.Compared to Silk Road
Small Group Discussion Question Which trade route do you think would have been the most difficult to travel upon. Why? Give specific reasons for you answers.
Trade Routes D.Diffusion of Ideas, Religions, and Technology 1.Buddhism and Islam a.Central Asia b.East Asia c.South East Asia d.Africa
II. Ideas, Religions and Technology 2.Artistic motifs a.Hellenistic World
Hellenistic Architecture in N. Africa
Closure Activity How do the three images to the right illustrate cross- cultural interaction?