The Silk Road Series

In this series, sixth-graders learn how the Silk Road connected civilizations in China, India, and Rome, allowing each to make dramatic cultural, economic, and technological advancements. Students prepare a recipe from each culture, studying how the meals evolved as a result of trade. The series concludes with students participating in a trading exercise in order to obtain ingredients for that day's meal.

Spring Rotation

  • K6-6: The Silk Road: Chinese Steamed Dumplings
  • K6-7: The Silk Road: Indian Vegetable Curry
  • K6-8: The Silk Road: Roman Homemade, Hand-rolled Pasta & Gremolatta
  • K6-9: The Silk Road: Trading for Rice Pudding 

Resources

In this sixth grade humanities lesson, students prepare Steamed Dumplings as they study the exchange of ideas, goods, and foods between China and other regions during the Han dynasty. This is the first of four Silk Road lessons.

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In this sixth grade humanities lesson, students prepare Vegetable Curry as they study the ideas, goods, and foods that India shared with other regions along the Silk Road. This is the second of four Silk Road lessons.

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In this sixth grade humanities lesson, students prepare fresh pasta with Gremolata as they study the exchange of ideas, goods, and foods between Rome and other regions along the Silk Road. This is the third of four Silk Road lessons.

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In this sixth grade humanities lesson, students trade with each other to obtain all the ingredients needed to prepare Rice Pudding. This is the fourth and final Silk Road lesson. 

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