The Battle of Liegnitz or Legnica was a smaller battle in the Mongol invasion of Europe under Batu Khan. I highlight it in my course because it exemplifies favored Mongol battle tactics. This PowerPoint and accompanying lesson ideas will help students understand how completely over-matched the European knights were. They will also be impressed at the tactics the Mongols used here and elsewhere throughout Asia.
Lesson plan ideas included suggest using the PowerPoint to inspire a creative writing story or to challenge your students to think through the battle before it happens. Historical background sheet can also be used as a separate assigned reading if desired. Thank you.