2Borders expand, trade routes expand Han DynastyChin Dynasty
3Emperors of the Han Dynasty Liu Pang rose to power. This is the beginning of the Han dynasty.Under the Han emperors, there was a system of meritocracy. People were given jobs based on their abilities.. Government leaders followed the teaching of Confucius. These officials were supposed to be well-educated gentlemen with manners. Knowledge of history, music, and poetry was important.Emperor Wu-Ti brought change. Trade, education, and government thrived. He improved the economy by repairing and building canals and roads. With better canals and roads, people could travel easier. Goods could be delivered faster. Trade improved. Wu-Ti ordered that granaries be built across the empire.As they moved up the ladder to more important jobs, they might be given tests to prove their knowledge
4What was the Silk Road? Begun by Emperor Wu-Ti of the Han Dynasty 4000 miles of trade routes, not just one roadCarried foods like grapes, figs, cucumbers and walnutsFurs, Muslin, glass, silkExchange of ideas, religions, technologyUsed by merchants, migrants, pilgrims and soldiersPlagues and diseases traveled the route too!Land and sea routes to and from ChinaMerchants became wealthy and powerful because of their valuable services.
5Where was the Silk Road?Linked China to the Middle East and Europe. The Silk Road covered many different types of terrain, including deserts, hills, mountain passes, rivers, streams, oceans, and more. Merchants might cross snowy mountains, windy plains, and hot deserts on their trips. Camels traveled over parts. Mountains were barrier unless there was a mountain pass.
6Lots of sea routes!Notice a lot of routes are sea routes. If mountains did not have a mountain pass, it would be difficult to create a route. Why would a huge desert area be difficult?
7What purpose did the Silk Road serve? For example- It linked civilizations with each other.Add: merchandise traveled both ways, silk to Europe, figs to china.
8Contributions of the Han Dynasty Plow—a farm tool that increased food productionWheelbarrowRudderSuspension bridgesSeismographPaperBuddhism spreads across ChinaMore food produced, the more trade
10Assignment 7_05Complete sense chart using template on announcement page.list at least three details for each of the five sensesinclude one image for each of the five categoriesinclude factual information from the lesson to support what you are sensing or experiencing
11SeeI would see camels carrying merchandise from China to Europe! I would see men trading textiles in the market place to use for clothing. I would also see the vast ocean during my travel along the sea trade routes of the Silk Road