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Topic: Communication, trade, and cultural exchanges in Eurasia and Africa 

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
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 4.Understands features of trade routes in Asia, Europe, and Africa (e.g., how goods traveled from East Asia to Europe and the importance of the Indian Ocean to the societies of Asia, East Africa, and Europe; the usefulness of the camel in desert transportation and trade)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands features of trade routes in Asia
     2.Understands features of trade routes in Europe
     3.Understands features of trade routes in Africa
     4.Knows how goods traveled from East Asia to Europe
     5.Understands the importance of the Indian Ocean to the societies of Asia, East Africa, and Europe
     6.Understands the usefulness of the camel in desert transportation and trade
  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)
    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
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 5.Understands how interregional trade and communication affected Eurasia and Africa (e.g., how international trade encouraged the rise of city-states along the East African coast, and helped end the isolation of African societies below the Saharan desert; the impact of economic and commercial expansion of Song China on communication and trade in Eurasia)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how interregional trade and communication affected Eurasia
     2.Understands how interregional trade and communication affected Africa
     3.Understands how international trade encouraged the rise of city states along the East African coast
     4.Understands how international trade helped end the isolation of African societies below the Saharan desert
     5.Understands the impact of economic and commercial expansion of Song China on communication and trade in Eurasia