2 Essential QuestionsWhere were the major trade routes in the Eastern Hemisphere from 1000 to 1500 CE?
3 Essential QuestionsHow did trade facilitate the diffusion of goods and ideas among different cultures?
4 Silk Road Major trade route from East Asia to the Middle East Items traded – Silk, Porcelain, SpicesInnovations – Paper, compass, gunpowderReligion – Buddhism from India into China
5 Indian Ocean Maritime Trade Major trade route connecting East Africa, Middle East, and South AsiaItems traded – Textiles, spices, gold, ivoryInnovations – Lateen sail to Middle East and Europe from IndiaSpread of Religion – Islam spread to East Africa and Southeast Asia, Hinduism and Buddhism spread from India to Southeast Asia
7 Trans-Sahara Trade Route Major trade route across the Sahara Desert in North Africa, connected Mediterranean lands with Sub- Saharan AfricaItems traded – Gold, salt, ivorySpread of Religion – Islam spread into North Africa
10 Northern European Trade Major trade route from the Baltic Sea region south to Black Sea and West to Western EuropeItems traded – furs, amber, fish, and timber from Northern Europe to Southern EuropeSpread of religion – Christianity spread into Northern Europe (Catholic and Orthodox)
12 South China Sea TradeMajor trade route from Southeast Asia to China and KoreaItems traded – Porcelain, silk, textiles, from China and spices from Southeast AsiaSpread of Religion – Buddhism to China, Korea, Japan
13 South Asia (India) and Southeast Asia ChinaSouth Asia (India) and Southeast AsiaAfrica/Middle EastEuropeSilk, porcelain, textilesTextiles, spicesGold, slaves, salt, ivory, animal hidesTimber, amber, fish, fursPaper, compass, gunpowder, waterwheels, windmills, printing (paper money)New crops such as sugar, lateen sailHinduism and Buddhism to China, Korea, Japan, and Southeast AsiaIslam from Middle East to Africa, India, Southeast Asia