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.
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 a map of it, and write a couple of paragraphs describing your model city.
Write A Poem
Pick one of the cities Polo describes and write a poem about it, making it funny, witty, tragic, or descriptive.
Create A Dialogue
What would you have Emperor Khan and Marco Polo say to each other? Write a two-page dialogue between the...
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