Monthly Archives: October 2012

Ibn Battuta’s adventures

Post your comments below on Ross E. Dunn’s Introduction and writing about Ibn Battuta’s early years in Tangier. Advertisements

Bridging World History Unit 10 Video

Comment on the Indian Ocean world or the Vikings.

Exploring the Silk Roads Click on the link above and then use the instructions below to complete Vibes 2-4. Sign up as a student. When asked for the teacher code, use: o5ukrbgf You will be automatically directed to “World History”, then choose “Silk Roads” topic. Within the Silk Roads topic, there are 4 “vibes” based on 4 different websites. […]

Marco Polo and the Silk Roads

Link to Video IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MARCO POLO, premiering on public television beginning November 2008…chronicles the journey of two ordinary guys – Belliveau, at the time a wedding photographer, and O’Donnell, an artist and former Marine – as they set out to follow Polo’s historic route. Equal parts travelogue, adventure story, history trek and […]

Places of Encounter, Mecca

Keywords hajj Hijaz Ka’ba haram Monotheism/polytheism tawhid Issac/Ismael/Abraham holy well of Zamzam Mecca Medina Quraysh Caliph Sunni Shi’a Damascus/Baghdad Amir al-Hajj Sharifs Khadim al-Haramayn al-Sharifayn Saladin Saudi Arabia hajji/al-hajj mutawwifin waqf Ibn Battuta Suez Canal cholera

Bridging World History Videos (Units 8 & 14)

Add your comments and questions below. Keywords Domesday Book Manor European Serf Japanese peasant Shoen Kuraka Roman slaves Tsarist Russian serfs Indonesian/Malaysian slaves Corvée

Human Web, Chapter 5

Add your questions and comments below. greater inequality between elites and majority of the population Al-Khwarizmi Italian sailors decline of Cahokia and Chaco urban centers in the Americas market behavior Yuanzhang retreat of China from international trade and imperial expansion peasant family farming plantation-style farming navigable inland waterways pastoralism Black Death/bubonic plague Turko-Persian culture Seljuk […]