The Silk Road - BBC documentaries | Beyond the Bike @ tutor2u

Beyond the Bike

Stuart & Claire’s 2015/16 tandem trip from Canary Wharf to China


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.

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