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China: Silk Road & Cultural Diffusion

I made a prezi (for the first time) for my class on China; its silk road and cultural diffusion
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CHINA Silk Road and Cultural Diffusion Information QUIZ TIME!! Continued Quiz Sources FUN FACTS Religious Importance The Obvious Discovery Factors What Is The Silk Road?? The BIG IDEA What is Cultural Diffusion?? Silk Road & Cultural Diffusion a.k.a. Silk Route Definition: the spread of items that are of cultural significance from where they originated from - played a big part in forming China's economy - socialization between people (ex.pilgrims) - spread of religion added to amount of religious buildings - known as the Silk road because silk was the major traded item 1. What is another name for the Silk Road? 7.What was one of the main religions brought to China? Who spread it? -"The Silk Road - Ancient China for Kids." The Silk Road - Ancient China for Kids. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Feb. 2013. <http://china.mrdonn.org/silkroad.html> - used by traders and monks - what the Silk Road was used for - started out with tribes trading their goods for things in return -"Silk Road." Encyclopedia Britannica. N.p., 2013. Web. 11 Feb. 2013. <http://global.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/544491/Silk-Road> -"Silk Road." Compton's by Britannica. Britannica Online for Kids.
Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2013. Web. 10 Feb. 2013.
<http://kids.britannica.com/comptons/article-9438135/Silk-Road> 2. What is the name of the city in which the Silk Road began? Where is it? 3. What is Cultural Diffusion? - language - ideas - religion (Buddhism) - route led by nature/completely natural - spread of religions, languages, ideas etc. example: Takla Makan - Buddhism spread by Buddhist monks and friars - not paved and not charted; not a single route - religious events from spread by cultural diffusion Map of the Silk Road - Great Wall of China - great impact on China - great cities and religious buildings along
the Silk Road - belief in Buddhism (later on Islam & Christianity) - paths covered over 5000 miles -the deep effect on our history - Strathern, Paul. The Silk and Spice Routes. New York: UNESCO, 1993. Print. BOOK: - no merchants made the whole journey - the city of Kashgar (halfway point) - the different resources in the different regions 8. What did the socialization between traders and pilgrims do? 4. What is one of the things traded over the road? (besides silk) 5. Give three reasons why the Silk Road is so important. 6. What was the name of the "halfway point"? What was it? - also started as ocean routes and land routes that changed 9. How did the Silk Road start? - Silk Road was most safe and successful with empires surrounding it 10. What made the Silk Road safer and more successful at times? 11. What was the Silk Road like? Describe 2 features 12. What was the name of the desert the Silk Road went through? Translation or Native Picture Sources: 5. http://onebigphoto.com/uploads/2012/08/buddhist-monks-at-a-lantern-lighting-ceremony.jpg 4.http://www.silkroadproject.org/Portals/0/images/lg_SilkRoadWallMap_color.jpg - the native people learned the practices of the traders/monks native countries 1. http://anjouclothing.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/silk_stretch_satin.jpg By: Iman Ismail - any route leading from the east (China) to the west (Rome) 2. http://www.landrethplanet.org/AP/world_singing.jpg 3. http://www.supersilk.com/images/Silk_Duvet_Cover.jpg - the major impact on our history, China, Rome, etc. Cultural Diffusion Silk EXTRA CREDIT - started in Sian (Xi'an) in eastern China LOL
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