Read the biography of Genghis Khan at http://www.studyworld.com/basementpapers/repce/History/46.htm. Then, make a time line of the major events in his life.
Print the map of Asia found at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/atlas/index.html?Parent=asia&Mode=d&SubMode=w. Using it and your time line, show the extent of Ghengis Khan's empire at its height. List the modern-day countries which were part of the Mongol empire below.
What was life like in Genghis Khan's empire? Read the information at http://www.asianart.com/mongolia/intro.html, then answer the questions below.
- What was the traditional Mongolian way of life? How does that differ from your life?
- What are the five animals that are important to the Mongolians? How do we know this?
- Who was Mongolia's greatest artist? What is he most famous for?