Sunday, February 7, 2016

Modern Trade vs. Silk Road

Students in Room A-4 today experienced firsthand what it is like to trade, barter, and bargain as they participated in both "modern" and "ancient" types of trade.  Students had previously read about a man who traded a paperclip for a house and then reenacted this concept by bringing a small token from home--from Pokemon cards to bracelets to personalized drawings--to trade with their classmates.  Then, students researched Marco Polo and his travels along the Silk Road and created a one pager on Marco Polo describing his experience. Finally, students created an animated map of a pretend Silk Road journey they took to trade with Arabia, Africa, and the Roman Empire (Coming soon...)!


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