Introduce your students to the incredible 13th-century travels, experiences and legends of Marco Polo in Marco Polo: Man & Myth, on view from September 28, 2013- January 5, 2014.
The special exhibition introduces Marco Polo and the thriving commercial center of 13th-century Venice, a major crossroad along the vast and ancient network of trade routes from Europe to Asia, known as the Silk Road. The son of a family of merchants, Marco Polo set out from Venice in 1271 with his father and uncle on a trade voyage that would push the boundaries of the world as it was then known.
More than 80 objects, including coins, ceramics, artwork, maps, navigational tools and more, take visitors from his Venetian homeland to China. Following passages from The Travels of Marco Polo—one of the most celebrated chronicles in the history of travel literature—the exhibition reveals the many cultures he observed, and highlights the impact of exchanging ideas, goods and technologies along the Silk Road.
This exhibit is an immersive and authentic way to enrich your students' understanding of world history, geography and culture, particularly for 6th grade, 7th grade and High School social studies.
Call 404.929.6320 to book your trip today or request a reservation online.
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Fernbank Museum is honored to receive funding from generous corporations, foundations and individuals to help subsidize admissions for underserved students. A limited number of scholarships are available for qualifying school groups.
Please call 404.929.6320 to find out if your school is eligible.