Presentation on theme: "Grade 12 World History. One of the most famous trade routes in history, lasting hundreds of years A network of trade routes Established during the Han."— Presentation transcript:
One of the most famous trade routes in history, lasting hundreds of years A network of trade routes Established during the Han Dynasty of China Linked the regions of the Ancient World in trade As the silk road was not a single road from the east to west, the term ‘silk routes’ has become increasingly favored by historians Ferdinand von Richthofen, in 1877 CE
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Historical Trade Routes 1) British – Indian Spice trade 2) Trans-Saharan Trade 3) Saudi Arabia – US oil Trade 4) Incense Route Your assignment will be to research a historical trade route. You will be given one of the four options above. For each question you will answer in a full paragraph (minimum 3 sentences). Each section will be worth 3 marks. Which countries benefited from these trade routes? Why? What types of goods/resources were traded? What is time period of this trade route? When did it start? Did it end? How has this trade route effected the countries involved long term? How is trading different today than it has been in the past?