History vs. Genghis Khan

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What place should Genghis Khan hold in history: vicious thirteenth century warlord, or cultural unifier who set the stage for the modern world? TED-Ed illuminates viewers with arguments behind both historical perspectives and provides insight into the lasting legacy of Genghis Khan.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Pose the guiding question of this video to your class before actually showing the video as a pre-assessment and to hook viewers into the clip
  • Highlight the importance of historical perspective and using evidence to defend an argument
Classroom Considerations
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Engaging animated format
  • Option to customize assessment and discussion questions provided by publisher
  • None
Common Core