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Monday, March 4

Today’s Learning: What was the significance of Kublai Khan?

Warm Up: Please close read What did Marco Polo Really Think of Kublai Khan?, and respond to the questions on the back of the article.

Class Work: Share your response to the close reading questions, “What did Marco Polo really think of Kublai Khan?”  with your table partner. Discuss as a class.

Write a tweet from Marco Polo to Kublai Khan. In your tweet imagine Marco Polo would have said to Kublai Khan after Marco left China. You have a maximum of 140 characters (EACH space and punctuation mark is a space).

Memorial discussion: What memorials have you seen? What do the memorials represent? In what ways do memorials convey their message?

Mongol Memorial Assignment. Due at the beginning of class Wednesday.


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