Measuring the Travels of Two Adventurers: Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta

GeoHistory
GeoSTEM
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
<p>In this lesson, students will learn about two medieval explorers: the Venetian, Marco Polo, and the Moroccan, Ibn Battuta; and how their travels affected Asian trade and migration. Students will use maps of their travels to compare and estimate distances covered by Polo and Battuta.</p>
Author: 
Cheryl Wiens
Grade Range: 
6
Duration: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
2: Places and Regions
4: Human Systems
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information