Event banner with title and photo of sculptural piece depicting a group of robed men sitting on a camel.

8th-century Chang'an (Xi'an), National Museum of China.

Expanding the Ancient World Workshop

Diverse Perspectives on the Silk Roads: The Sogdians

Organized by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World and Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (NYU)

Materials provided to participants of this event are now available for download.

Expanding the Ancient World is a series of professional development workshops and online resources for teachers. Keyed to the NYC Department of Education Social Studies Scope and Sequence, this program is designed to offer K-12 educators opportunities to develop their knowledge of the ancient world and to provide classroom-ready strategies for teaching the past with reliable sources. Featuring inquiry-based workshops, flexible lesson plans, and up-to-date research, Expanding the Ancient World aims to equip teachers with information and skills that they can share with their students. CTLE credits will be offered to New York State teachers.

The Sogdians were a diverse community of merchant families occupying the oases regions of Central Asia between the 4th-8th centuries CE. This workshop will present texts and materials for discussing the interconnected and multicultural society of the Sogdians along the so-called "Silk Roads," with an emphasis on personal experiences at home and abroad.

Workshop led by Mariana Castro and Braden Cordivari (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World)

Participants will receive 1 CTLE hour.

Expanding the Ancient World is made possible by generous support from ISAW, the Society for Classical Studies, and the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust.

If you have any questions regarding the Expanding the Ancient World program please email ETAW@nyu.edu.

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