Trade & Cultural Exchange in Early Asia

3-Part Seminar Series


Thursday February 9, 2023 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Auburndale, MA

March, 2023 (Asynchronous)
Location: Virtual

Thursday March 30, 2023 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Auburndale, MA


Hybrid: 2 in-person sessions and one asynchronous


22.5 PDPs; 1 Graduate Credit ($160)


Partnership educators: no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit)
Non-partnership educators: $750 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

Especially for grade 7 and world history educators

In this seminar series, we travel back to the first millennium of trade and exchange in early Asia, looking both at overland routes and maritime corridors. What moved on these routes, and how did the diffusion of ideas, technologies, and products across Asian societies change world history? We will focus in particular on the Silk Routes, interactions between nomadic and settled societies, and the spread of Buddhism and Hinduism. The series will be particularly oriented to the 7th grade social studies curriculum, but art teachers may benefit from the strong visual and material culture component of the series, and WH1 teachers may find it useful for background knowledge. Participants will also have the opportunity to preview lessons from two new 7th grade curriculum units about South and Central Asia (7.T1) and East Asia (7.T2) created for Massachusetts teachers by DESE.

Registration Information

Partnership Educators:

Registration must be approved through your school district. Contact your school district’s Primary Source representative with your request.

Non-partnership Educators:

Register using the form below.


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