The Age of Explorers begins with Marco Polo!
Before teaching about Christopher Columbus, Henry Hudson or Vasco da Gama, start here with the medieval explorer Marco Polo.
In an engaging text, retrace Marco Polo's footsteps across Asia. Learn about the value of spices and other goods from Asia in the European market of the 1200s.
Students will gain both historical and geographic literacy in this high-interest chapter with many beautiful, medieval illustrations and clear maps.
With a great vocabulary section and ten reading comprehension questions requiring paragraph-length answers, you are covered for in-class and homework assessment!