Wait for It...The Mongols!

While many may imagine the Mongols stereotypically as a barbarian and brutal people, Mr. Green invites his audiences to consider the complexity and impact of this once great empire. This episode covers the benefits, consequences, and lasting impact of the Mongol empire, from Genghis Khan's rise to power, to the development of increased communication and trade throughout Eurasia as a result of Mongol conquests.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations
  • Video moves quickly through material, so it is best to use the resource as a summary
  • Includes primary source references
  • Provides good overview of Mongol conquests, culture, and organizational structure of the empire
  • Part of an extensive unit on post-classical trade; refer to the attached lesson plan and student guide
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