Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
* "The Travels of Marco Polo" detailed the rule of Kubilai Khan's thirteenth century empire.
* Marco Polo traveled throughout the grand khan's empire at the desire of the grand khan.
* Marco Polo's job was to report the happenings in the empire.
* "The Travels of Marco Polo" was introduced to the reading public in...
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