The Explorer: The Polo Brothers, 1260 - Asia / West to East
The Story: The Celestial Mountains
Civil War and political turmoil drive two Italian merchant brothers to seek their fortunes in trade with eastern countries along the silk route, a 7000 mile journey. They develop a relationship with a royal emissary who encourages them to travel through the vast Gobi Desert and along the Celestial Mountains to the new court of the Great Khan at Beijing. Marco Polo is the son of Niccolo.
This Journey of Discovery includes:
The Journeys are all:
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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