Sunday, December 13, 2015

App Review: Travel the Silk Road

TRAVEL THE SILK ROAD is an interactive learning app that immerses users in world history.
Developed by the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, this learning game asks users to follow the historic Silk Road exchanging goods as they travel from city to city. Each of the five cities along the way provides clues on what to trade. Players follow a map to each city and view images from the city before choosing whether to trade items such as mirrors, bamboo, or silk. If students make poor trading choices, they must go back and try again.
Librarians will find this app to provide an interesting kickoff activity or culminating experience related to the study of the Silk Road. Break students into small groups and involve them in exploring the products of each city along the silk road prior to playing the game.