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List of Benchmarks for World History 
 Standard 19.Understands the maturation of an interregional system of communication, trade, and cultural exchange during a period of Chinese economic power and Islamic expansion
  
Topics1. Trade and trade routes ; 2. Communication, trade, and cultural exchanges in Eurasia and Africa; 3. Expansion of Islam, 11th-13th centuries; 4. Impact of the environment on society
   Level III (Grade 7-8)
  Benchmark 7.Understands elements of trade in different regions (e.g., the importance of Cairo and other major cities as centers of international trade and culture; how the spread of Islam was connected to trade in Central Asia, East Africa, West Africa, the coasts of India, and Southeast Asia; the importance to individual societies of goods traded between Asia, Africa, and Europe; the consequences placed on maritime trade by the seasonal monsoon winds in the Indian Ocean; features and functions of caravansaries and khans in Central Asian and Middle Eastern cities; which ships were most successfully used for trade in the Indian Ocean and why)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  elements of trade (10th to 13th centuries)
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Understands the importance of Cairo and other major cities as centers of international trade and culture   
  2. Understands how the spread of Islam was connected to trade in Central Asia, East Africa, West Africa, the coasts of India, and Southeast Asia   
  3. Understands the importance to individual societies of goods traded between Asia, Africa, and Europe   
  4. Understands the consequences placed on maritime trade by the seasonal monsoon winds in the Indian Ocean   
  5. Knows features and functions of caravansaries and khans in Central Asian and Middle Eastern cities   
  6. Knows which ships were most successfully used for trade in the Indian Ocean and why   


Citation Log: BD(BE,167;​R;​WE,138;​LI,248)
Citation reference
BD = benchmark, declarative
BP = benchmark, procedural
BC = benchmark, contextual

1st letter/number of each code in parentheses:
B   NCHS: Basic Edition
L   Lessons from History
W   NCHS: World History, expanded edition

2nd letter code :
E = Explicitly stated in document
I = Implicit in document

Number:
Page number of the cited document