ERIC Number: ED464844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
This two day lesson plan for middle school students examines Marco Polo's travels and trade during the Middle Ages. The unit consists of four activities: (1) journal entry/brainstorming; (2) lecture on trade items of the Middle Ages and Marco Polo; (3) simulation of Marco Polo's Journey; and (4) a writing assignment. It provides step-by-step instructions for the teacher, key points upon which to focus, and questions for the students to answer. (Contains extended excerpts for student reading from "The Travels of Marco Polo.") (BT)
Descriptors: Brainstorming, Cultural Exchange, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Journal Writing, Medieval History, Middle Schools, Non Western Civilization, Simulation, Social Studies, Travel, Writing Assignments
Office of Resources for International and Area Studies (ORIAS), 2223 Fulton Street, Rm. 338, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-2306. Tel: 510-643-0868; Fax: 510-643-7062; e-mail: email@example.com. For full text: http://www.ias.berkeley.edu/orias/MarcoPolo/marcopolo.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Office of Resources for International and Area Studies.
Identifiers - Location: China; Iraq