How to show markdown in R Markdown

I want to show R Markdown in slides for my students. Is there a way to mark material to be displayed as it appears in the RMD file, rather than as instructions as to how to knit?

For example, I might want

# A Header

to appear just like that, including the hash tag and in blue rather than generating a new header.

Probably obvious, but not to me...

You can use md

# A Header

Very helpful. Thanks.

Can I ask whether the inclusion of "md" is part of the code or just a useful comment?

It's what causes it to be interpreted as Markdown, like you see with R chunks

# your code here

Got it. Thanks once more.

One more piece...

I also want to be able to include the R code blocks including the surrounding {r}... and backquotes. For example,

 ```{r setup, include=FALSE}
> knitr::opts_chunk$set(echo = TRUE, comment = NULL, options(width = 58))

The answer to my question appears to be to use a "verbatim code chunk." While a little kludgey, this is explained in The R Markdown Cookbook at

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Done. Clearly good etiquette. Thanks for pointing this out to me.

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