Marco Polo and the Silk Road Mapping a journey
Students travel on the Silk Road to explore the known and unknown world of the 13th century. This lesson, the second in a full unit on the Silk Road, includes geography skills and writing. It appeals to visual and kinesthetic learners with its variety of activities.

Students practice map skills, make medallions that represent those that Kublai Khan had travelers carry for safe passage, and develop their own maps and creatures that might exist in the unknown world similar to the beliefs of the 13th century Italians.

This teacher's guide includes:
-Complete teacher’s guide for 1 90 minute lesson or 2 45 minute lessons
-All student handouts
-A complete list of materials

SAVE as part of the World History Middle School Resource Bundle

Medieval Europe Resources Include:
- The Middle Ages Heraldry Station Activity
Silk Road: Student-centered unit project for Middle Ages or China Study

- The Middle Ages Interactive Notebook Pages
- The Middle Ages On the Silk Road Shadow Puppets from Indonesia Collaborative Activity
- On the Silk Road - a simulation in barter and Trade
- The Middle Ages Mapping Marco Polo's Journey on the Silk Road

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Created: Aug 16, 2016

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