While we were studying the Yuan Dynasty, we spent quite a bit of time learning about Marco Polo, his travels and his experience in Kublai Khan’s court. To wrap up the unit, the kids tilled out these notebook pages to add to their history notebook. The kids really enjoyed learning about Genghis Khan, Kublai Khan and the adventures of Marco Polo. We didn’t do any projects with this unit, but there are a lot of great books and movies that are very kid-friendly! I shared some of the resources we used (both in the pdf and at the bottom of this post.)
We also had this checked out from the library, but it was a bit longer, so we didn’t get to it: The Adventures of Marco Polo (affiliate link) by Russell Freedman
We also watched:
Horrible Histories: Marvelous Marco Polo
Animated Hero Classics: Marco Polo
and a movie about Marco Polo that the kids really liked. (The movie we watched has not been rated. There were sword fights and things like that, but those scenes were not overly violent.)
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You might also be interested in these posts from our China Unit:
- Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan — Free Notebook Pages, Books and Resources
- China Geography and Landmarks Packet (Free)
- China Unit: Books, Books A Huge List of Children’s Books and Novels
- Ancient China Packet (Free Notebook Pages)
- Chinese Brush Painting Lesson
- Free Confucius Notebook Pages
- Buddhism Learning Pack
Age of Exploration: You might be interested in our Age of Exploration Packet which covers the Portuguese, Spanish, and English explorers of the 1500s. This packet 30+ pages. It includes notebook pages (and teacher notes) plus other activities.
Other History Notebook Pages and Learning Packs I’ve made:
- Catholicism (the New Catholic Pope),
- Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses,
- Free India Unit Packet (20 pages)
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