The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.
1. Who Were They?
The story creates fictitious scenarios and dialogue between two real characters. Who were the real Kublai Khan and Marco Polo? Research who these men were, then write a page describing when they lived, what they did, and what you find especially interesting about these two historical characters.
2. Make Up Your Ideal City
Emperor Khan never knows when Marco Polo is describing an actual city or making it all up. If you could create your ideal city, what would it be like? Draw...
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