September 9, 2015

Marco Polo's Travels

Some of us have been reading about Marco Polo and his travels.
The kids have been extremely interested in the culture of that time as well as
the importance of Marco's travels.

STUDENTS: Study the map below of Marco's travels. 
Click on the link to see the sequence of Marco's travels.
Go through the steps on the website as you learn about where Marco traveled 
as well as what he discovered in his travels.


To interact with the map, click here.

Marco's travels to the far East introduced him to items such as gunpowder, paper, printing, paper money, silk and coal.  These items at the time were only known to places like China and India. Marco was one of the first people to bring these new items to Europe for people to see and use.

PROMPT:
Based on the items listed above that Marco was introduced to, 
do you think Marco Polo's travels were important to the world?
Why?  Give reasons and evidence to support your answer.

** Don't forget to type your name at the end of the your answer.

47 comments:

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  2. I liked Marco because he traveled all over the world. fromBen Hazelwood

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    1. Thank you for commenting, Ben. However, that did not answer the question. Please be sure to answer the prompt next time.

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    2. I think Marco's travels were inportint because he helped his dad and uncel who's names are Niccolo' and Maffeo.Plus he fought war that I think is world war 1. He also helped the Khan with his travels and items.And he told storys about his travels.Plus he said he has not told have of what he saw.

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    3. I forgot my name. BenHazelwood

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  3. I wonder why Marco traveled East. La'Tariyahna

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    1. La'Tariyahna,
      Thank you for responding but you did not answer the prompt question. Please go back and answer the prompt. You can do this!

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    2. Yes,Marco's travels were important because he brought new things to Europe for people to see and use.La'Tariyana Reed

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    3. Thank you for answering the prompt! Tell me WHY were these items important. Choose 2-3 and tell me how these items would have helped the people in Europe. You are getting there! I love how you used capital letters correctly! Keep that going! The comma after "yes" is great as well!

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  4. Marco Polo was new to this stuff like gun powder and paper money so he used it.Marcos traveling was important because he introduced people to coal,silk and stuff.dean

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    1. Thank you, Dean!
      Very nice introduction and very good opinion. Give me reasons and evidence. Why were these items important?

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    2. Marcos traveling was important because he introduced his people to coal and silk. He was the first person in his country to see and use the gunpowder,paper,printing,paper money,silk and coal.Dean Estes

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    3. Ok... Here is an example of what I want from you.
      Marco's travels were important to the world. He was able to bring items only found
      in the Far East to Europe. One item he brought was paper. His bringing paper
      gave the people in Europe the chance to write stories down as well as to begin
      writing about major events. This allowed another form of communication to
      develop.
      Now, you choose 1-2 different items and tell how they made life easier in Europe. You can do this!

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  5. If Marco did not bring coal to China or India they would not have warm fire like we do or be able to cook food. Brayden

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    1. Brayden,
      Fantastic answer! You know we can always get better! Please be sure to state your opinion. You gave a wonderful reason and evidence, but what do you think?

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    2. If Marco did not bring coal to China or India they would not have warm fire like we do or be able to cook food.So if Marco didin't bring any of those things the world would not be the best it could be.I think that was a very important thing Marco did thats what I think.So thats what I think.Brayden Caudle

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    3. That is much better! The only change I would make right now is taking out "that's what I think." You don't have to say that at all. They know that this is your opinion and an opinion is what you think. Fantastic job!

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  6. That they need to go to Asia to sent a letter to the Kublai Khan to have more enformation about there culture's of the polo's. Hayden.H







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    1. Hayden,
      Thank you for commenting, but you did not answer the prompt. I need you to go back to the prompt and answer the question. You can do this!

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    2. To let other people tell them about there cultcher. by Hayden Hopkins, I answer my qushtion from you.

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    3. The question is "Based on the items listed above that Marco was introduced to,
      do you think Marco Polo's travels were important to the world?
      Why? Give reasons and evidence to support your answer." So, how was Marco introducing paper to the world important? How was his introducing gunpowder to the world important? That is what you are suppose to be answering.

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  7. Think they will get more gun powder from china,venice,and crima.They get more paper to sell . by

    dhanin

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    1. Dhanin,
      I really like how you used the information you learned from our story in your answer. You didn't answer the question 100%. Tell me HOW you think the gunpowder will help people all over the world. HOW is paper important? Great start! Don't give up!

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    2. I think they get paper by cutting down trees. they wiil get gunpowder from mines . They wiil need gunpowder for guns and cannons. By Dhanin.P


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    3. I love what you added! Thank you, Dhanin!!! You are doing an awesome job!

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  8. I want to now why the polo brothers like to travl a lot and why they by stuf and sell it in a diffret contrey kyson

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    1. Kyson,
      That is a great question! However, this prompt did not ask you to ask questions. It gave you a question to answer. I need you to look back at the prompt and answer the question in it, please.

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    2. I think that the polo brothers travls are inportant besuse they got gunpowder for the guns and the canons

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    3. Very nice, Kyson! Thank you for adding why these items would have been important!

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  9. Yes, I think that Marco's travels were important to the world because he was one of the first people to bring things like gunpowder, paper, printing, paper money, silk, and coal to Europe. Items like these were only known in India and China. Marco brought these items to Europe for people to use and see. by- Kendyl H.

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    1. WOW! Fantastic beginning, Kendyl! I love how you understood what is going on during this time of the world. While this is a great answer, we want to improve each time. I would love for you to choose 2-3 of those items and tell how they would be important to the world. Elaboration (telling more) is always something you can do. I do like the start you have though! Keep up the great work!

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    2. Paper is very important to the world because people need paper to write. Printing is also very important to the world because if people didn't have printing we couldn't have papers for each student in school. These items are very important to the world. In my opinion, I think that the world just wouldn't be right if we didn't have these items. - Kendyl H.

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    3. You amaze me! Every time you write, I am again blown away! Fantastic addition to your first comment! I can't wait to see what you do next!

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  11. I think Marco's travels were important because all that stuff was stuff they could use in China and India.
    by Keara

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    1. Thank you, Keara. 2 stars * for you:
      * - You used correct capitalization.
      * - You wrote in a complete sentence.

      My wish is for you not to use the word "stuff." You need to type like I have no idea what you are talking about! Be very specific. Also, these items were found IN China and India. He took these items from China to Europe.

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  13. Marco's travels were important because China would be different right now.Lily S.

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    1. LIly S., here are 2 stars ** for you:
      * - You capitalized correctly. * - You wrote in a complete sentence.

      My wish for you is to explain - tell me why!!!! How were these items important to Europe. Also, Marco did not bring them TO China. China had them and he brought them from China to Europe.

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  14. If Marco didn't travel not a lot of people would be useing paper,gunpowder,coal,paper money,silk, and printing.these idams would be vary rare. Brooks J.

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    1. Ooohhh, Brooks! I liked that! Now tell me how they are so important. How did some of those items make a difference and change the world. I do like how you brought up the fact of what would have happened if Marco hadn't traveled and shared his findings.

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  15. If Marco did not travly thay would not have pary. jacob

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    1. Jacob,
      Thank you for commenting. I do not understand what you are trying to say though. Get a friend to help you spell when you are back at this center.

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  16. I think there travels are importint because they are teaching about there colcher. By Abigail

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    1. Abigail,
      Thank you for commenting even though your finger was hurting you so badly! I like your answer and how you brought out the culture aspect of things. However, how did the items like gunpower, paper, and silk help make the lives in Europe easier? Be sure you answer the question in the prompt!

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  17. I think Marco's travels were important because all those items were items that China and Europe.
    By Keara

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    1. Keara,
      Did you get to finish this thought? I am not following it completely so I am wondering if you ran out of time....

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