Unit III CCOT Thesis

Analyze continuities and changes in patterns of interactions along the Silk Roads from 200 B.C.E. to 1450 C.E.


1)       Analyze the question—what are the key parts?  What is it asking you?  Why are those particular dates significant?










2)      Facts/evidence—what events happened during this time, related to the Silk Roads & trade, that are important?  Who traded?  What traded?  When did those change & why?  What were the “patterns of interaction”?  What was true most of the time (continuities) concerning patterns of interaction?  Brainstorm this—do not rely on the book, give yourself 15-20 minutes of think time & brainstorming before looking up details in the book.




















3)      Thesis Statement:--write a thesis statement that answers the prompt concerning continuities & changes of patterns of interaction over the given time period?