Interactive Map of the Silk Road

This website provides both teachers and students with an interactive map of the Silk Road. With a brief introduction to the Silk Road, classrooms can utilize this resource across various age groups. The red dots presented throughout this portion of the world demonstrates a clear understanding of just how complex the Silk Road trade routes became overtime. With over 30 stops, students and teachers can visually see and explore the various stops ancient merchants and travelers made, as well as get a glimpse at the long distances the road expanded to. It is through this interactive map that students can comprehend that the Silk Road was not just a single road, but rather a network of routes that spread across the continent. Although this is a more advanced educational tool, elementary, middle and even high school classrooms can use its information in various ways.

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