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On the Road with Marco Polo: A Boy in 13th Century Venice
Students investigate Marco Polo's life as a young boy in 13th century Venice. They analyze maps, explore various websites, complete a chart and answer discussion questions, and create a travel brochure about visiting 13th century Venice.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
The Merchant of Venice: Anticipation Guide
Is justice blind? Is love blind? Before beginning The Merchant of Venice, readers decide whether they agree or disagree with statements that encapsulate key elements of the tragic comedy. The class then predicts whether Shakespeare will agree or disagree with the statement.
10th - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
On the Road with Marco Polo: From Venice to Hormuz
Young scholars explore the life of Marco Polo. They take a virtual trip with Marco Polo from Venice to China and back. Students trace the route and explore the geographic features of modern Iran. They participate in a post card activity to reinforce items discussed during the instructional activity.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
A Trip to Venice
Learners create a one-week itinerary for a family journey to Venice. In this Venice trip lesson, students navigate the Internet to find information on history, accommodations, points of interest, and history to choose where to visit in Venice.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Music History: Venice and Vivaldi
Venice, the birthplace of classical music and amazing composers. Discover a bit about life in Venice and the contributions of the composer, Vivaldi. Information regarding his life, his musical contributions, and a break down of his piece The Four Seasons are discussed.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 19 Downloads
The Merchant of Venice Study Questions & Essay Topics
For this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. Students may check some of their answers online.
9th - Higher Ed Language Arts 6 Views 20 Downloads
Check out this packet of worksheets involving mapping activities, vocabulary logging, reading and comprehending informational texts, etc., which focuses on Italian city-states during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. There are also activity and note-taking guidelines for designing a scrapbook on the culture, politics, and social systems of Florence and Venice.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 14 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Merchant of Venice Activity Worksheet and Progress Test
In this "The Merchant of Venice" activity and progress test worksheet, students respond to a total of 27 multiple choice, matching and fill in the blank questions pertaining to "The Merchant of Venice."
9th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 31 Downloads
She's a Lady...Or is She? Examining Dress and Behavior in As You Like It and The Merchant of Venice
Students analyze the dress and behavior of Portia in The Merchant of Venice and Rosalind in As You Like It. They compare a primary source of women in the sixteenth century to the characters' choices, their effects, and their implications for themselves and others.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
On the Road with Marco Polo: From Hormuz to Venice
Students focus on the last leg of Marco Polo's journey home from his adventures: Hormuz to Venice. They examine maps, conduct Internet research, follow along Polo's route and write an essay about Constantinople.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
NGA Kids Inside Scoop Summer 2006
Students read passages and study paintings to learn about the artist Giovanni Antonio Canal and his subject of Venice. In this art history lesson plan, students read about Canaletto and explore Venice through his paintings. Students then complete discuss questions for the paintings.
5th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Shakespeare and the Concepts of the Renaissance
Ninth graders familiarize themselves with the English Renaissance period and recognize the symbolism in Act V of "The Merchant of Venice" and analyze how it relates to the Italian Renaissance Themes. They produce an extended response written reflection on Act V from "The Merchant of Venice" and describe how it relates to the themes of classical symbolism and celestial perfection in the Renaissance.
9th Language Arts 5 Views 15 Downloads