This section contains 30 daily lessons. Each one has a specific objective and offers at least three (often more) ways to teach that objective. Lessons include classroom discussions, group and partner activities, in-class handouts, individual writing assignments, at least one homework assignment, class participation exercises and other ways to teach students about the text in a classroom setting. Use some or all of the suggestions provided to work with your students in the classroom and help them understand the text.
Objective: Chapter 1 Initially, Marco Polo's stories are open to interpretation, particularly because he's telling them through symbols and gestures. Kublai Khan understands some of what Polo tries to convey and fills in the blanks for everything else. The objective of this lesson is to investigate how the listener's interpretation affects the teller's story.
1) 1. Class Discussion: Who is Kublai Khan? What region is he emperor of? Who is Marco...
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