This week we had a great time visiting the Maritime Experiential Museum to found out about the Silk Road. It was great to be able to see and touch some examples of things that people traded and really helped the children to further their understanding of exchange in the past. The children had a great time exploring the different countries that traded on the Silk Road and finding out what kind of things were traded. Here are some of the things the children found out -
Alex - "it was better to travel by boat than by camel because you can carry more things on a boat."
Miria - "animal money was made out of tin and it made them rich and gave luck and protected them from evil and the most popular shapes were crocodiles, roosters and crabs. People used it instead of money to buy things and the Malaysian King and Queen started using them in the 15th century."
Lana - "I didn't know that they also swapped dishes, material and jewels as well as food."
Mei - "people travelled to countries like Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia and India to trade."
Aditya - "India traded gold, saris and spices with other countries."
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Grade 2.2 are a class of 7 and 8 year old students who attend ISS International School in Singapore. We learn together and play together and enjoy sharing our discoveries with you.
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