4/27/11
Mongol - Beat the Clock!
KQ: Why were Kublai & Genghis Khan great
leaders?
Warm-up:
Put your dragon &
answers in your folder.
Complete the China
Develops A New Economy
Content Check.
Work to do:
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Read to be informed:
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Use text to fill in organizer
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AtC pp 162-169
Complete China Postcard – due 4/29
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How did their horseback-riding skills aid
in winning battles?
• Could ride w/ hands free to use weapons in battle
more effectively
• Could travel 200 miles a day
• Had a height advantage
How did Genghis Khan shape the Mongol
warriors into a tightly-structured army?
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Created a chain of command
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10,000
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1,000
 100
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10
How did Genghis Khan’s willingness to learn from
other cultures aid in building the empire?
Had a war prisoner develop a written
language
 Used foreign ideas to improve the army
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Catapult
Gunpowder bombs
What did Kublai Khan do to stabilize
the Empire?
Respected merchants and improved internal
& foreign trade
 Established a postal system to help with
communication and trade
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What were the 3 kinds of groups that were
important to the social organization of the
Mongols?
Clan
 Tribe
 Family
 (khan isn’t a group)
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What are the memorable accomplishment of the
Mongols that were NOT related to the military?
Mail service
 Religious tolerance
 Promotion of trade & travel throughout
Asia
 Stimulating European exploration
 Spreading ideas throughout Asia through
trade
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Mongolian Social Levels
Social Bonds Among Mongols
Homework:
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Complete the postcard
for China – 4/29
Answer KQA
Quiz Corrections due
4/28