This lesson is 3 days and covers the Silk Road that flourished under the Mongol Empire and compares it to the Belt and Road Initiative of the 21st Century. Here is a breakdown of the lesson components:
Day 1: Cross cultural exchange along the Silk Road of the Mongol Empire
Day 2: The Belt and Road Initiative
Day 3: What will the long term effects of the Belt and Road Initiative be?
This lesson is desgined for the 7th Grade World History Curriculum but can be adapted for other grades as well.