The Silk Road - BBC documentaries
Here is a selection of great documentaries to back up some of the historical perspective to Stuart and Claire's epic bike ride - watch them quickly because they'll be gone in a matter of days! Students that have watched these so far have got a great new perspective on globalisation and its costs/benefits, and also an understanding that globalisation is not a modern phenomenon.
The Silk Road Episode 1 - how are Venice and Xian linked? Is globalisation actually new? Find out here!
The Silk Road Episode 2 - this time the programme visits Central Asia to find out about supply-side innovations from centuries ago, and how trade along the Silk Road led to major innovations and the sharing of cultures.
Finally, the Silk Road Episode 3 - explore the impact of trade on Europe's Renaissance.