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Sultan's Lost Treasure

Viewing Ideas


Before Watching

  1. Have the students locate China, the China Sea, Vietnam, Thailand, and Brunei on a world map or globe and trace possible trade routes among the countries.

  2. Archeologists use evidence to infer facts about a shipwreck and its contents. As students watch, have them make a chart of the different kinds of evidence that were collected and what was inferred from each type.

After Watching

  1. Archeologists draw conclusions from all available evidence. Compare student charts that list what archeologists found and concluded, and discuss whether students think the inferences archeologists made were valid. What evidence could the scientists use to support their theories? What evidence was most helpful and why? What kinds of information about a culture can be learned from artifacts like these?

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