Asia: People and History

Bonnie Rose Hudson

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How to Use This Course

Asia: Trade Route Safari is a study of the countries that travelers would have visited along parts of the Silk Road, the Spice Route, and the Incense Road. Your student will visit more than thirty countries, be given an overview of the history, and meet an animal native to each country. Students will meet the people and gain an understanding of the country’s openness to Christianity. The course incorporates science, spelling, writing, history, and other subjects while exploring each country. A printable notebooking page is included with each lesson, and answer keys are provided for the activities where appropriate.

Course Details

Course Introduction

Embark on an Asian safari with your guide, Safari Saeed. Discover new places and find new people to pray for. On this very special safari, you will be able to do what was almost impossible to do in ancient times—travel from one edge of Asia to the other and back again, visit more than thirty countries along the way, and see dozens of special animals. The journey will carry you 8,000 miles along parts of the Silk Road, the Spice Route, and the Incense Road, and there will be a few detours along the way. You will also see that God is SO very creative in the way He designed the animals that live in Asia.

Most importantly, Safari Saeed will share with us what he has learned about the people in all of the different countries, those who know about Jesus and those who don’t. He has looked for ways we can help and ways we can pray. His favorite verse is “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.” It’s John 3:16; it’s also Saeed’s mission. “For God so loved the world . . .” The world—all of it, from the steaming hot jungles to the snowy Himalaya Mountains. God sent Jesus to save every person in every land.

You don’t have to travel to Asia to journey along the Silk Road. Thankfully, you can do it right where you are through resources like this class. There are also free activity books you can download from Kids of Courage, the children’s ministry of The Voice of the Martyrs. There are a lot of free resources on my website, I even wrote a book all about Asia, its people, the persecuted Church, and ways kids and their families can pray.

I pray this course will be a blessing to you and your family. Please feel free to send me a note any time at

God bless!

Bonnie Rose Hudson


Weekly lessons exploring one country and one animal from a different Asian country each week. Science, spelling, writing, history, and other subjects are incorporated. A printable notebooking page is included with each lesson.


38 weekly lessons


Elementary-middle school

Course Outline

  • Week 1 – China (city of Guangzhou, province of Guangdong)
  • Week 2 – Vietnam
  • Week 3 – Brunei
  • Week 4 – Malaysia
  • Week 5 – Indonesia (Kalimantan and Sumatra)
  • Week 6 – Singapore
  • Week 7 – Thailand
  • Week 8 – Burma
  • Week 9 – Bangladesh
  • Week 10 – India—Part One: West Bengal and Orissa
  • Week 11 – India—Part Two: Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu
  • Week 12 – Sri Lanka
  • Week 13 – Oman
  • Week 14 – United Arab Emirates
  • Week 15 – Qatar
  • Week 16 – Bahrain
  • Week 17 – Kuwait
  • Week 18 – Iraq
  • Week 19 – Yemen
  • Week 20 – Saudi Arabia
  • Week 21 – Jordan
  • Week 22 – Israel
  • Week 23 – Syria
  • Week 24 – Turkey
  • Week 25 – Georgia
  • Week 26 – Russia
  • Week 27 – Kazakhstan
  • Week 28 – Kyrgyzstan
  • Week 29 – Tajikistan
  • Week 30 – Uzbekistan
  • Week 31 – Turkmenistan
  • Week 32 – Iran
  • Week 33 – Afghanistan
  • Week 34 – Pakistan
  • Week 35 – India (Jammu and Kashmir)
  • Week 36 – China (Xinjiang province)
  • Week 37 – Mongolia
  • Week 38 – China (Gansu, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Hebei, and Beijing)

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Bonnie Rose Hudson works as the Executive Editor of, the curriculum site of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine®. Her heart’s desire is for every child to feel the love of God and know how special they are to Him. She would love for you to stop by her author’s blog for resources to help teach your children about missions and the persecuted Church, free history and writing printables, and to discover how you can write for the homeschool market.Asia Trade Route Safari course on Schoolhouse Teachers