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THE SILK ROAD

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Definitions

The Silk Road: An ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean Sea extending some 6,400 km (4,000 mi) and linking China with the Roman Empire.

 

Key Search Terms

  • Silk Road
  • Development
  • Garrison towns
  • Hans Emperors
  • Hans Dynasty
  • Spread of Buddhism

 

Terms and Concepts

Garrison Town: a town that has troops permanently stationed in it.

 

WEBSITES

Silk Road – importance

Ancient China – The Silk Road

The Silk Road – Spread of Buddhism

The Spread of Buddhism Along the Silk Road

Garrisons Towns

 

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MINDMAPS

Mind Tools

Mind Maps – A Powerful Approach to Note-Taking

What the Chinese did for us

Top 10 Chinese Inventions

History Channel Documentary Ancient Chinese Inventions

WEBSITES

Inventions, Innovations, and Other Contributions from Ancient China

 

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  • Quin Shi Huang

Biography for Kids

Ancient China – Emperor Qin Shi Huang

About Education

Qin Shi Huang, First Emperor of China

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Shihuangdi emperor of Qin dynasty

  • The Duke of Zhou

Ancient World History

http://earlyworldhistory.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/zhou-chou-dynasty.html

BBC News Magazine

The Duke of Zhou: The man who was Confucius’s hero

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-19821144

Clearharmony.com

Stories from Ancient China: Duke of Zhou, A Model of Filial Piety and Benevolence

http://www.clearharmony.net/articles/a58621-Stories-from-Ancient-China-Duke-of-Zhou-A-Model-of-Filial-Piety-and-Benevolence.html

  • Confucius

Encyclopaedia of World Biographies

Confucius Biography

http://www.notablebiographies.com/Co-Da/Confucius.html

Ancient History Encyclopaedia

Confucius

http://www.ancient.eu/Confucius/

History for Kids

Confucius

http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/china/philosophy/confucius.htm

  • Lao Zi Lao-Tzu

Ancient History Encyclopaedia

Lao – Tzu

The Famous People

Lao Tzu (Laozi) Biography

Encyclopedia Britannica

Laozi – Chinese Daoist philosopher

  • Wang Mang

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Wang Mang – Emperor of Xin Dynasty

Encyclopaedia .com

Learn Chinese History

Emperor Wang Mang of China’s Western Han Dynasty