The Explorer: Joannes de Plano, 1245 - Europe / Asia
The Story: The Golden Horde
Follow the aging monk, Joannes de Plano, who, in his sixties, at the request of the Pope, traveled from France to Mongolia on foot, by carriage and horse, through the wild Mongol Hordes. Tied to a prairie horse, through the Golden Horde, around sea, across desert and over mountains, he reached the capital of the Great Khan. He returned safely to write the first comprehensive European study about Eastern society.
This Journey of Discovery includes:
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Our resources encourage interaction and fun while introducing locations, weather/social conditions, cities, countries, seas, oceans and continents. They demonstrate the use of compass points for direction and the use of longitude and latitude ... your students won’t even know it’s a lesson. In addition, they provide a portrayal of an actual historic journey - please note that the identity of the explorer is not mentioned in the story as it is part of the solution for you to share with your class!
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