“Marco” – “Polo” – “Marco” – “Polo” – children (and adults!) in swimming pools all shouting out in a game of ….. cat and mouse ….. the swimming pool game where one person closes their eyes, shouts out “Marco” and the others reply with “Polo”. ‘Marco’ has to try to catch those that shout out ‘Polo’.
History states that the explorer, Marco Polo, was lost and he thought he heard his family calling his name, ‘Marco’ and he replied with ‘Polo’.
THE GEOGRAPHY OF OUR AMAZING WORLD HAS COME ABOUT THROUGH THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF MANY.
One such incredible explorer was Marco Polo. The extensive adventures of Marco Polo have undoubtedly had a major impact on world history. His pioneering travels throughout China and Asia opened up new worlds to western civilization. Get an in-depth insight into his exciting life and discover what it was that drove him forwards no matter how difficult the journey. Due to his father’s extensive travels, Marco Polo did not meet his father until he was a young teenager! He then set off with his father and uncle exploring the world.
Why do you think Marco Polo stated that fact? Perhaps he felt he would not be believed or perhaps he had so much to relate he did not get the opportunity. Once you have read his story, what will be your opinion?
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WHAT IS A BioView®?
These unique BioView® stories promote further class activities, discussions and project work. What is a BioView®? Dr Charles Margerison developed BioViews® and they really capture the students attention immediately, as the historical story is told in the form of a virtual biographical interview. BioViews® are educational, provide inspiration and showcases how others have not only changed our world, but how they can encourage and inspire the new generations.
We can learn a lot from the achievements of amazing people; not only in the areas for which they are acclaimed, but in the way they lived their lives. Their selfless approach to life and the many people they assisted is encouragement for all of us in times of doubt and hardship.
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From podcasts to role-play, from hot-seating to balloon debates, Amazing People Club resources lend themselves brilliantly to active engagement strategies. This pack is full of engaging ideas for starters, activities and plenaries. Be sure to also check out our live classroom case studies.
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We would like you to try some of our amazing class starters and let us know how they were received by teachers and students. To take a peek at how some students reacted when they came face to face with Columbus and Michelangelo, please see our video from Castle Vale High School.