ERIC Number: ED350218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Discovering Marco Polo: A Resource Guide for Teachers.
Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
This guide is designed for teachers who wish to teach about Marco Polo and his travels to China during the 13th century. The guide was originally developed for use with a television series about Marco Polo; it can successfully be used independent of the series, however. A prologue gives the reader a basic introduction to what is known of the life of Marco Polo. The first part of the text provides the larger historical context for Polo's journey, from European, Mongol, and Chinese perspectives. The second part of the text divides Marco Polo's observations of China into four separate chapters organized around different topics. These topics are Kublai Khan; places and cities; people, culture, and technology; and conflicts within and without. An epilogue briefly describes what happened to East-West contact after Marco Polo. Six appendices provide a synopsis of the television mini-series, a cast of characters, a timeline, map, classroom exercises, and a 10-item bibliography. (DB)
Descriptors: Asian History, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, World History
Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education (SPICE), Littlefield Center, Room 14, 300 Lasuen Street, Stanford, CA 94305-5013 ($17.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
Identifiers: China; Polo (Marco)
Note: The China Project.