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Text The Mongols' mark on global history

TLF ID M011419

This resource, a component of the online resource The Mongols in world history, focuses on the contribution of the Mongol empire during the 13th and 14th centuries to world history. It examines the stereotype of the Mongol empire as being peopled by barbarians and juxtaposes it with the contributions of the Mongol empire. It describes the establishment by the Mongols of global contacts between the European West and the Asian East by way of the opening up of trade routes and cultural exchanges throughout their empire, and also underlines the Mongols' religious tolerance. The resource includes texts, detailed maps and images, online readings and weblinks to related topics and class materials.




Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is valuable for addressing the Australian Curriculum: History content description in year 8 related to the consequences of the Mongol expansion, including contributions to European knowledge and trade routes. It demonstrates that the Mongols, through their expanding empire, opened up trade routes and encouraged exchanges of ideas in technology, engineering and science, and also the movement of people and goods between Europe and Asia.
  • This resource is valuable for addressing the Australian Curriculum: History content description in year 8 related to the extent of the Mongol expansion as one of the largest land empires in history, including life in China before, during and after the Mongol conquest. It includes a map depicting Yuan China ruled by the Mongols, and covers the effect of Mongol rule on civilian life in China and its contributions such as the building of the city of Daidu, present-day Beijing.
  • This resource is useful for the development of the historical skill related to identifying historical questions. Students map the expansion of the empire across Asia and Europe and identify a series of questions about the periods of major expansion and the reasons for them in order to develop a historical research focus.
Year level

8

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  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Asia for Educators\, Weatherhead East Asian Institute\, Columbia Uni
  • Organization: Asia for Educators\, Weatherhead East Asian Institute\, Columbia Uni
  • Address: UNITED STATES
  • URL: http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Asia for Educators\, Weatherhead East Asian Institute\, Columbia Uni
  • Organization: Asia for Educators\, Weatherhead East Asian Institute\, Columbia Uni
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: UNITED STATES
  • URL: http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Rights
  • © 2004 Asia for Educators, Columbia University except where indicated otherwise. ‘Information sheet’ image: © Education Services Australia Limited 2012. You may use, reproduce and communicate the materials free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes, provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the materials.