The Mongol Empire
- developed by Ryland Sekiguchi ; with contributions from Nicole Bonsol and Lauren Yoshizawa.
- Stanford, CA : Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), c2012.
- Physical description
- viii, 264 p. : ill. (some color), maps ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM.
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- Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-264).
- This curriculum unit introduces students to the various societies, individuals, and dynamics that played a part in the saga of the Mongol Empire. Students study the empire's expansion and decline, its achievements and deficiencies, and its bright and dark characteristics. In the process, students learn to explore, assess, and appreciate the impact of the Mongol Empire on world history.
- Lesson One introduces students to nomadic life on the Mongolian steppes. Students learn about the traditional Mongol lifestyle--food, dwellings, social organization, etc.--and consider how Mongol culture was shaped by Mongolia's climate and physical geography. In Lesson Two students learn about Chinggis (Genghis) Khan's early life and political rise through short readings and a graphic novel activity. Lesson Three traces the Mongol Empire's expansion across Eurasia, highlighting the different peoples and lands conquered and the characteristics of the Mongols' many military campaigns. Lesson Four examines the effects of the so-called Pax Mongolica ("Mongol Peace") and considers how the Pax Mongolica fostered trade and cultural interaction between East and West. Students examine various primary documents (such as Marco Polo's Description of the World) and play an online game in which they travel the Silk Road. Lesson Five illustrates the decline and legacy of the Mongol Empire. Students examine why the Mongol Empire stopped expanding and lost power and how it continued to influence the lands and people it conquered.
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- Accompanying CD-ROM title: The Mongol Empire : projections, select materials.
- Accompanying CD-ROM includes handouts, projections, and presentations in PDF and PowerPoint files, an Excel spreadsheet, and JPEG image files.
- For middle school - secondary students Publisher's website.
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