This link is a great resource in understanding the Silk Road and globalization. In this 10 ½ minute video, the history of the Silk Road is discussed as well as how this well-known trade route shaped the middle eastern countries through commerce. This website’s video is a great resource for both upper elementary and middle school teachers, as well as their students. Although the video is somewhat long, it gives a great overall summary of the impact this trade route imposed on the world, even to this day. Prior to teaching about globalization or the Silk Road, this is a fantastic resource for teachers to refer to, to help quickly grasp the main concepts of globalization through the history of the Silk Road.
The Silk Road & Early Globalization