Assignment 1 – Research Question

Question #1: My general topic is the silk road and how it effected the economy

Question #2: a. My core question is: How the silk road effected the western economy of the old world.

b. I chose this topic because the silk road was a very significant trade route in the ancient world. With the main export being silk, China exported many other things which had an affect on the surrounding civilizations. Not only was it significant, I just don’t know that much about it and would like to learn more about the silk road and in what ways it expanded the world of trade.

Question #3:

a. What impact did the silk road have on the western economy?

b. silk road, old world, Chinese exports, western economy, western trade, eastern economy

c. Marco Polo, silk worms, eastern exports

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