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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. After reading the play, the class revisits the guide and compares their predictions with the events in the drama. “Fair thoughts and happy hours [will] attend on you” with this exercise which includes teacher's guide as well.
Students 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 lesson plan.
Students 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. Students create a budget for their trip.