GLOBAL 9, UNIT 3
THE MIDDLE AGES
: How did Genghis Khan build the Mongol Empire?
- ACTIVITY 1 — DO NOW — MAP ANALYSIS: Students compare and contrast a map of the Mongol Empire in 1206 to a map from 1279.
- ACTIVITY 2 — TEXT ANALYSIS: Students will read a text and answer questions. Can be completed in pairs.
- KEY TERMS ANALYZED: KHAN, GENGHIS KHAN
- ACTIVITY 3A -- PRIMARY SOURCE ANALYSIS: Students will analyze a contemporary document by John of Plano Carpini, who was a Franciscan emissary of Pope Innocent IV and traveled to Karakorum between 1245 and 1247. It is believed he was the first European to visit the Mongols in their homeland.
- ACTIVITY 3B -- PRIMARY SOURCE ANALYSIS: Students will analyze a scene from “The Shah Namah” or “Book of Kings,” a Persian manuscript ca.1300, showing the execution of a prisoner by a Mongol soldier as others are buried alive upside down. Both 3A and 3B should form an analysis to the temperaments and methods of the Mongol officials as they sought to expand and consolidate power.
- ACTIVITY 4 -- ASSESSMENT: Students will choose one of two options for assessment to submit on looseleaf.
- PowerPoint included with key terms. Counts as differentiation for visual learners with broken down definitions for students (or emerging ENL students) that need the extra reinforcement.
- Video: Students will analyze a video to compare the Mongol Horde to the Roman Empire and be able to explain the positive impacts of Mongol rule.
- Page for Guided Notes
- Differentiation for ENL students.
- Differentiation for Special Ed. students.
- ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENT: Students may answer the AIM using the R.A.C.E.S. format (FREE Download Here).