Biography Title: Genghis Khan
Author: Enid Goldberg & Norman Itzkowitz
It addresses the Common Core standard of the impact of the Mongol domination on Roman Empire and Byzantine Empire. It addresses the Common Core standard of nonfictional text and using contextual evidence for ELA.
You will need to get copies of the book Genghis Khan. Have the library put a teacher set together for you or have students obtain a copy from the library or order it. Scholastic publishes it.
I have used this in two ways in my Social Studies class. The first way I have used this novel study as part of my Mongol Invasion Unit is through their ‘Bell Ringers’ at the beginning of class. Students get a copy and read the designated pages I have indicated for the Bell Ringer that day. When they finish they answer the couple of questions I have for them and turn them in. The remainder of the period was designated to the Mongol Unit.
The second way was in collaboration with their ELA teacher. While I was teaching the Mongol Unit, the students ELA teacher read the nonfiction book with them, completed the questions and he also did some other writing assignments and activities with them about Genghis Khan.
The best part of this is that I could use this to reinforce points about Mongol Invasions and their impact through the example of Genghis Khan. The students interest level for 7th graders is high for this Mongol Leader and that made the Mongol Invasion Unit incredibly engaging for the students.
This purchase provides the breakdown in pages to use as a bell ringer every day and the extended response questions for the students to answer after they have finished reading the assigned pages. PDF format