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Text Key figures in Mongol history

TLF ID M011421

This resource, a component of the online resource The Mongols in world history, focuses on key figures in Mongol history. It includes biographical data on Chinggis (Genghis) Khan, his son Ogodei and grandson Khubilai Khan, and Khubilai's wife Chabi. It also gives an account of Marco Polo and Phags-pa, a Tibetan Buddhist lama and one of Khubilai Khan's closest advisers. Provided are outlines of the achievements of each of the key figures to their society and their contributions to cultural exchange and understanding. The resource also includes texts, detailed maps and images, online readings, and weblinks to related topics and class materials.




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Educational value
  • This resource is valuable for addressing the Australian Curriculum: History content description in year 8 related to the rise of Temujin (Genghis Khan). It explains the rise of Temujin and one of his greatest achievements: the uniting of the disparate Mongol tribes, which lived across a vast territory, into a confederation with himself as its head, in 1206 CE.
  • 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 outlines the Mongols' support for foreign contact between Europe and Asia through trade and cultural exchange of technology, astronomy and science and their openness to European merchants travelling to China.
  • This resource is useful for the development of historical skills related to developing texts, particularly descriptions and explanations that use evidence from a range of sources. Students investigate the rule of Genghis Khan and select information to be used as evidence in order to argue that his tolerant attitude to religion was one of his greatest legacies.
  • This resource is useful for the development of historical skills of chronology. Students develop an annotated timeline of the key figures in Mongol history and their main contributions.
Year level

8

Learning area
  • History

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  • 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/
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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  • © 2008 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.