- The existing trade network of the classical era continues to expand during the post-classical era.
- You will be creating an annotated map showing ALL the expansion, trade, and interactions that occur during the post-classical era.
- Use your Strayer book AND the regular textbook to help you create the map.
- Additional information and handouts are in the Google Drive - look in the Cross-Cultural Interactions folder.
- This annotated map is due on Tuesday, December 15! Remember that neatness counts towards your final grade!
- Write the title "Key Concept 3.1: Expansion and Intensification of Communication and Exchange Networks" on the top left corner of the map
- Create a box for your key/legend on the back of the map
- Make sure to label your map
Label the following on the map
Draw in the existing trade routes
- Silk Road - red
- Indian Ocean - blue
- Trans-Saharan - yellow
- Mediterranean - green
Draw in the NEW trade routes
- Hanseatic - orange
Shade in the Major States...
- Sui, Tang, Song China
- Swahili City-States
- Islamic Caliphates
- Italian City-States
- Byzantine Empire
- Mongol Empire
- On the back of your map, create a box to take notes in.
- Use the information provided (in the Google Drive folder) to write a two sentence summary of the decline of cities and a two sentence summary of the rise of cities.
- Ideas - Math, Printing, Gunpowder
- Language - Bantu, Turkic, Arabic
Trace Polynesian Migrations using the map below.
Create a box on the back of your map to answer the following questions about the Polynesian Migrations:
- What are Kumara?
- How were Viking & Polynesian migration experiences similar?
- Were the Polynesian migration to South America accidental or deliberate? Explain.
- What sailing strategies did Polynesians employ during their voyages?
- What is the Polynesian Triangle?
- What were the 3 stages of Polynesian Migration?
Trace the Bantu Migrations using the information found in the Google Drive folder "Cross-Cultural Interactions."
Travelers of the Post-Classical Era
The writings of certain interregional travelers show both the extent & the limitations of intercultural knowledge and understanding.
- Ibn Battuta
- Marco Polo
Use the maps below to trace the travels of Ibn Battuta, Marco Polo & Xuanzang.
Using the reading excerpts found in the "Cross-Cultural Interactions" folder on Google Drive, write a one-paragraph summary on the back of your map of significance and/or impact of each traveler (that means one paragraph per traveler).
Marco Polo 1271 - 1295
Travels of Xuanzang
Religions Continue to Spread