Present History has created a newsletter that covers East Asia and the Mongol invasions (300 to 1500 C.E.). This newsletter is accompanied by a reading guide to help students identify and summarize significant information and make connections with today's world. Thinking maps are included. This unit's vocabulary includes Genghis Khan, Golden Horde, Timur Lenk, Pax Mongolica, Marco Polo, Hermit Kingdom, samurai, Kamikaze, Hindus and Muslim tensions today, Sultanate of Delhi, Moguls, Silk Road, Black Death, Southeast Asia, magnetic compass, and the role of the Japanese emperor. Try printing the newsletter on 11 x 17 paper and having your students fill in the reading guide as they read it. Search "$25,000 Pyramid, East Asia and the Mongols" for a review game for this unit.