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Who was Genghis Khan?  Where was he from?  What was the relationship between the Mongols and the European Renaissance?  You will answer these questions and many more as you complete the activities below.  Keep an open mind and have fun while you learn about an intense man and the largest empire (land area) in world history!

Part 1: Learn the SIX countries of EAST Asia (Select East Asia from the dropdown box)

Learning Level 

Expect a quiz. 

Level 1 Beginner



Part 3Watch the short video and read the list of "10 Things You May Not Know..."  

Complete the survey question below.  

Be prepared to discuss your answer with the class.

Part 2The Mongols were expert horsemen.  Watch this short video showing how Mongols continue to celebrate their heritage.   
Think about these questions:
Have you ever tried horseback riding?  
What was it like?  
What do you think it might be like?

Part 4: Marco Polo was intertwined with the Mongols and the Khan family. Watch Marco Polo on BrainPop to find out more. 


Part 5: Afterward, add a fact about Marco Polo to the class Padlet. (1-2 sentences. Include a picture if you like. This will be a classwork grade.)


**You must include your name on the post to get credit.**


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Part 6: Take the BrainPop Review Quiz

 about Marco Polo