This is a 17 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on Civilizations of East Asia - Key Figures - Marco Polo. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
Marco Polo was a Venetian merchant believed to have journeyed across Asia at the height of the Mongol Empire. He first set out at age 17 with his father and uncle, traveling overland along what later became known as the Silk Road. Upon reaching China, Marco Polo entered the court of powerful Mongol ruler Khubilai Khan, who dispatched him on trips to help administer the realm. Marco Polo remained abroad for 24 years. He became famous for his travels thanks to a popular book he co-authored while in a Genoese prison.
Everything we know about him comes from his own text and a few Venetian documents; Asian sources never mentioned him. This lack of hard evidence has caused a small number of skeptics to question whether Marco Polo actually made it to China. They point to certain inaccuracies in “The Travels,” as well as his failure to report such practices as chopstick use and foot binding. Most scholars are convinced by the detailed nature of Marco Polo’s account, which, they say, overwhelmingly checks out against available archaeological, historical and geographical records.
The presentation covers the following:
Meeting Khubilai Khan
On Mission for
The Silk Road
In Khubilai’s Court
Marco Polo in Prison
Release from Prison
Later Years & Death
Footnote on Columbus
End of Presentation
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... Civilizations of East Asia.