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The Silk Road and Ancient Trade/Crash Course World History

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The Silk Road and Ancient Trade/Crash Course World History

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Type: Audio/Video

Overview:

John Green teaches you about the so-called Silk Road, a network of trade routes where goods such as ivory, silver, iron, wine, and yes, silk were exchanged across the ancient world, from China to the West. Along with all these consumer goods, things like disease and ideas made the trip as well. As is his custom, John ties the Silk Road to modern life and the ways that we get our stuff today.

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Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 12
Economics
6 ) Describe how specialization and voluntary exchange between buyers and sellers lead to mutually beneficial outcomes.

•  Illustrating on a circular-flow diagram the product market; the factor market; the real flow of goods and services between and among businesses, households, and government; and the flow of money
•  Constructing examples of specialization and exchange
•  Illustrating on a table and graph the law of supply and demand
•  Describing the role of buyers and sellers in determining market clearing price
•  Illustrating on a table and graph how supply and demand determine equilibrium price and quantity
•  Illustrating on a graph of supply and demand how price movements eliminate shortages and surpluses
•  Illustrating on a graph how different factors cause changes in a market supply and demand
•  Explaining how prices serve as incentives in a market economy
Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics
Course Title: Economics
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Create supply and demand graphs.
  • Graph changes in supply and demand and the resulting changes in price and quantity.
  • Distinguish between shifts of the curves and movements along the curves.
  • Determine whether demand and supply are elastic or inelastic.
  • Calculate the amounts of surpluses and shortages.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • supply
  • demand
  • marginal utility
  • specialization
  • division of labor
  • equilibrium/market-clearing price
  • price elasticity
  • shortage
  • surplus
  • price floor
  • price ceiling
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • The determinants of demand (demand shifters).
  • The determinants of supply (supply shifters).
  • The role of market prices and the impact of government-imposed prices.
  • The determinants of price elasticity.
  • The total revenue test to determine price elasticity of demand.
  • The components of the circular flow diagram and how they interact.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Construct supply and demand curves.
  • Correctly shift supply and demand curves based on changes in their determinants.
  • Distinguish between shifts of the curves and movements along the curves.
  • Determine whether demand and supply are elastic or inelastic.
  • Determine the amounts of surpluses and shortages created by prices that are not at the equilibrium level.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • There are ways in which the determinants impact market supply and demand.
  • Changes in supply and demand affect prices and equilibrium quantity.
  • There are differences between shifts of the curves caused by the determinants and movements along the curves caused by price changes.
  • Prices determine how resources are allocated.
  • Activities in markets, businesses and households impact each other.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.E.AAS.12.6- Understand the concept of specializing and voluntary exchange between buyers and sellers; recognize the process of producing, selling, and buying goods and services in a market economy.
SS.E.AAS.12.6a - Construct supply and demand curves.


Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 9-12
Human Geography
9 ) Explain how economic interdependence and globalization impact many countries and their populations.

•  Tracing the flow of commodities from one region to another
•  Comparing advantages and disadvantages of global trade agreements
Unpacked Content
Strand: Elective
Course Title: Human Geography
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Explain how the world is economically connected.
  • Discuss the effects of globalization.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • economic
  • interdependence
  • globalization
  • impact
  • countries
  • populations
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • How the economies of various countries interact with one another and how it affects the global division of labor.
  • The impact of globalization on various nation-states.
  • What trading blocs are and how they impact people around the world.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Compare and contrast the effects of globalization on various regions of the world.
  • Explain how the various development models relate to globalization and economic development.
  • Locate less developed and more developed regions of the world.
  • Compare the advantages and disadvantages of global trade agreements.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • Populations in various countries are impacted by economic interdependence and globalization.
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Author: Ginger Boyd