8th Grade History Takes Learning on the (Silk) Road at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Eighth graders went on a guided tour called the "Art of the Silk Road" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The group discussed the importance of art in studying how the Silk Road transported ideas, culture, and religion between regions in addition to physical traded goods.

At the end of the tour, students undertook an individual exploration of the artifacts in the Ancient China Gallery. They chose three artifacts from three different dynasties and brainstormed how these artifacts serve as evidence of a defining aspect of the time period.
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