The Travels of Marco Polo Fun Activities

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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. Writing to Marco Polo

Write a letter to Marco Polo asking him any questions you have about his various travels.

2. Time Lines

Create a time line complete with events, cities, and dates showing Polo's travels.

3. Mapping

Construct a map of Polo's travels. Use the inside boards of the book as a reference.

4. Sketching

Draw or sketch five animals and five foods Polo describes in his book.

5. "What If" Circumstance

Describe how circumstances would be different if the Brothers Polo has not been allowed to leave...

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