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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.
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.
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Thomas Mann's A Death in VeniceStudents may check some of their answers online.
For this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Thomas Mann's Death in VeniceStudents may submit their answers to be scored.
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. A list of musical terms is defined in the context of the presentation. 
Seventh graders explore a young man, Marco Polo, who was one of the first Europeans to travel to China. Marco grew up in the 13th century in Venice, an important trading city in Italy.
Students take virtual trip with Marco Polo from Venice to China. They explore terrain of Iran.
Pupils 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.
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.
Young scholars create a one-week itinerary for a family journey to Venice. In this Venice trip instructional activity, students navigate the Internet to find information on history, accommodations, points of interest, and history to choose where to visit in Venice. Young scholars create a budget for their trip.
Learners view a video clip about Venice's sinking problem. They identify possible solutions and discuss the difficulity in solving it. They also complete a worksheet to end the lesson.
In this online interactive literature worksheet, learners respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Shakespeare's The Merchant of VeniceStudents may check some of their answers online.
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Shakespeare's The Merchant of VeniceStudents may submit their answers to be scored.
Seventh graders explore the city of Venice. In this Geography of Venice lesson, 7th graders participate in a visual tour of the city. Students research cost of travel to the city.
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."
In this ESL reading comprehension worksheet, students read a passage about Venice, Italy, then answer a set of 9 short answer comprehension questions and 9 true/false.
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.
Learners study the route from Hormuz to Constantinople that was traveled by the Polos. They explain the importance of Constantinople in medieval time and discuss its location, and outer wall structure.
Pupils read passages and study paintings to learn about the artist Giovanni Antonio Canal and his subject of Venice. In this art history lesson, students read about Canaletto and explore Venice through his paintings. Pupils then complete discuss questions for the paintings.
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.

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