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Aim: Did the Mongol Empire have a positive or negative effect on Chinese society?. Do Now: Students will read, “A Ruler Attempts to Conquer Knowledge”. Quick Review: Social Status. Before Mongol Rule Peasants: Merchants: Scholar-Gentry: After Mongol Rule Peasants: Merchants:
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Aim: Did the Mongol Empire have a positive or negative effect on Chinese society? Do Now: Students will read, “A Ruler Attempts to Conquer Knowledge”
Quick Review: Social Status Before Mongol Rule Peasants: Merchants: Scholar-Gentry: After Mongol Rule Peasants: Merchants: Scholar-Gentry: What changed? Why did it change?
What are the drawbacks of Isolation? • Before the Mongol rulers, the Chinese people were largely isolated from the rest of the world. Based on your prior knowledge, make an argumentative claim about the negative impacts of isolation.
Mongol Empire Moves In • Various Mongol invaders had plagued the Song Dynasty, but they had been too __________________ to do any serious damage • Mongol people _________ under Genghis Khan, who drove them further south and west to conquer more and more territory • Fierce warriors, known to be fearless and cruel in battle but __________ of Chinese culture once they conquered an area • Established the Yuan Dynasty under Genghis Khan, who passed power down to his son and then grandson, __________ • ___________ kept the Chinese people under strict control, and yet preserved much of their culture. • PaxMongolica: ________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________
Document Analysis • In your groups, read the documents and answer the questions included. • When you are finished, decide whether you think that the Mongol Empire had a positive or negative effect on the Chinese people • Using Chart Paper, state your argument (positive or negative) and support with at least two pieces of evidence from these documents & analysis
Video Review • What claim does the clip make about the Mongol Empire & its use of the Silk Road? • Does this support or contradict your previous claim?
Genghis Khan’s Grave Assignment – Extra Credit OR a Quiz Grade Where is Genghis Khan Buried? Due: 4/24/14 Show the impact that the Mongol Empire has on China and the wider world through artifacts and argumentative writing Example: Writings of Marco Polo, a drawing of Kublai Khan’s “Great Palace”, etc. Use your imagination; be as creative as you dare! What’s Due: • 1 visual representation of the artifacts you choose to lay at Genghis Khan’s grave • 2 argumentative paragraphs (why you chose this location, and why you brought these artifacts)