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Title: The Mongol Empire


1
The Mongol Empire
  • In this lesson, students will be able to define
    the following terms
  • Steppes
  • Mongols
  • Chinggis (Genghis) Khan
  • Khanates

2
The Steppes are grasslands in Central Asia.
3
Steppes
  • Stretching across Central Asia is a dry, treeless
    grasslands, known as the steppes.
  • The steppes helped the people of this region
    develop superior skills in fighting and
    horsemanship.
  • The people of the steppes were adept at riding
    horses.

4
The Mongols were from Central Asia.
5
The Mongols
  • Like the Huns and Turks, the Mongols were
    significant invaders and conquerors from the
    steppes.
  • The Mongols were skilled horsemen.
  • The Mongols were eventually united by Chinggis
    (Genghis) Khan.

6
Chinggis Khan united the Mongols and built a vast
empire.
7
Chinggis Khan
  • Chinggis Khan united the Mongols.
  • Chinggis Khan was a great warrior and leader.
  • As the leader of the Mongols, he set forth to
    conquer neighboring lands.

8
Once the Mongols were united, they set forth to
conquer a vast empire.
9
Discipline and Mongol Warriors
  • Mongol warriors were accustomed to strict
    discipline.
  • Mongol warriors could travel for days on little
    more than a handful of grain and a cup of milk.
  • This strict discipline and allegiance to Chinggis
    Khan increased their success as conquerors.

10
Discipline, loyalty, and skilled horsemanship led
to the conquest of a vast empire.
11
Mongol Rule
  • Mongol rule eventually extended over Persia,
    Russia, Iraq, and all of China.
  • The Mongols controlled one of the largest empires
    the world has ever seen.
  • After the death of Chinggis Khan, the empire was
    divided into several powerful Mongol states or
    Khanates.

12
At its height, the Mongol empire was one of the
largest empires the world has ever seen.
13
After the death of Chinggis Khan, the empire was
divided into several Mongol states or Khanates.
14
Questions for Reflection
  • Where are the steppes located and what are the
    steppes?
  • Who were the Mongols and how did living in the
    steppes benefit the Mongols?
  • Who was Chinggis Khan and why was he significant?
  • What happened to the Mongol empire after the
    death of Chinggis Khan?
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