Marco Polo and the Silk Road

This educational link provides further information about Marco Polo and the Silk Road. Marco Polo is a famous Italian explorer, one who utilized the prosperities that correlated with the ancient trade route. Furthermore, this website first gives a short, interesting paragraph about who he was, followed by his descriptions of China and the Silk Road during this time. Next, it gives a short paragraph about Marco Polo’s journal, an interesting recollection on his travels back in the day. At the bottom of this website, a short video is attached in which teachers and or students can refer to about the life and accomplishments of Marco Polo. This link serves as a great resource when learning about Marco Polo and the Silk Road as both teachers and students can refer to it to further their understanding of this time period in both elementary and middle school classrooms.


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