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The Silk Road - Interactive History Workshop & Board Game (13-15 yrs)

In this class, we will explore a brief history of civilizations through a fun and interactive board game. We will re-enact the various roles of the major players along the silk road – merchants, nomads, explorers and many more.
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60 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
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per learner

How does a "One-Time" class work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Class Experience

1. Understand the importance of the Silk Road network and how it contributed to the rising complexity of humanity.
2. Explore a brief history of some of the major stops along the way: from the Han Dynasty in China, to the agrarian civilizations in Mesopotamia, to the societies in Europe racing toward the dawn of industrialization.
3. Re-enact the various roles of the major players along the silk road- merchants, nomads, explorers and many more.
4. Connect the lasting impacts of the Silk Road, it’s commerce and lore to our current world, to get a picture of how human interconnectedness and story-telling looks today.
Our faculty have impressive credentials and versatile backgrounds in academia, visual and performing arts, technology arts, health and wellness, fitness, and many more. We have the most amazing one-of-a-kind online instructors and tutors, from anywhere in the world. They believe in making learning challenging, yet fun. Playocity educators are not only experienced, knowledgeable and talented but also passionate about their topics! They bring joy to every Playocity session.
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For our merchants of The Silk Road role-playing game, we will use digital dice, a virtual map/game board, and a deck of action/event cards. Everything that's required will be provided by the teacher. We encourage costumes and props to help everyone get in the mood on this epic adventure (but it is not mandatory). We would love to see you dressed up as your favourite traveller, even if it is something as simple as a throw or towel transformed into a cape!
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.

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