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Wait For It...The Mongols!/Crash Course World History

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Wait For It...The Mongols!/Crash Course World History


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John Green teaches you, at long last, about the most exceptional bunch of empire-building nomads in the history of the world, the Mongols! How did the Mongols go from being a relatively small band of herders who occasionally engaged in some light hunting-gathering to being one of the most formidable fighting forces in the world? It turns out Genghis Khan was a pretty big part of it, but you probably already knew that. The more interesting questions might be, what kind of rulers were they, and what effect did their empire have on the world we know today? Find out, as John FINALLY teaches you about the Mongols.

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Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 8
World History to 1500
12 ) Describe China's influence on culture, politics, and economics in Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia.

Examples: culture—describing the influence on art, architecture, language, and religion

politics—describing changes in civil service

economics—introducing patterns of trade

Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: World History to 1500
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
  • Describe and compare China's influences on Japanese, Korean, and Southeast Asian cultural, political, and economic development.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • influences
  • civil service
  • warlord
  • reform
  • General Wendi
  • bushido
  • Shinto
  • Zen
  • samurai
  • shogun
  • typhoon
  • kamikaze
  • tsunami
  • Noh
  • daimyo
  • dynasty (Sui, Tang, Song)
  • Neo-Confucianism
  • Khan (Genghis, Kublai)
  • Mongols
  • Huns
  • Marco Polo
  • Zheng He
Students know:
  • The cultural influences of China on Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia, including: art, architecture, language, religion, and daily life.
  • The political influences of China on Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia, including civil service.
  • The economic influences of China on Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia, including: patterns of trade.
Students are able to:
  • Understand textual evidence of primary and secondary sources.
  • Locate places on a map.
  • Identify the cause and effect of political, economic, and cultural actions.
Students understand that:
  • China's cultural and political systems influenced Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.8.12- Locate China's neighbors on a map including Japan and Korea; identify at least one influence of China on Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia.

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Author: Ginger Boyd