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:
Read to be informed: Use text to fill in organizer AtC pp 162-169 Complete China Postcard – due 4/29 DEAR
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?
Created a chain of command 10,000 1,000 100 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 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
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)
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
Mongolian Social Levels
Social Bonds Among Mongols
Complete the postcard for China – 4/29 Answer KQA Quiz Corrections due 4/28