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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