Global Tapestry: Making Connections
AP World History

Grade: 10

Rachelle Strang

Project Description

In AP World History, students explored the "global tapestry" - defined as the period between 1200-1450 CE. After completing independent research students completed their digital global tapestries - creating a visual representation of the inter-connectedness of the time period.

Products + Deliverables

A digital tapestry that "threads" the six world regions of: East Asia, Dar al-Islam, South and Southeast Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Europe - and "weave" the themes of continuity, innovation and diversity.

Challenge Question(s)

How and why is the "global tapestry" is representative of the time period: 1200-1450 CE.

Standards Addressed

AP World History Unit 1: The Global Tapestry


3 Weeks

Real-World Connections + Extensions

Students identify and illustrate examples of continuity, innovation and diversity through connections to other historical periods.

Teacher Reflection

Students evaluated the dual meaning of the word "tapestry," one as a literal wall hanging and the other as figurative meaning as a complex series of events or themes as connected. Students successfully answered the figurative meaning of the challenge question through their readings and note-outline. Students developed individual note-taking skills and utilized time management effectively. The digital tapestry section allowed students to express their artistic ability and challenged their critical thinking skills to depict an abstract concept. 

Student Reflection

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