d. Analyze the spread of the Mongol Empire; include the role of (Genghis) Khan in developing the empire, the impact of the Mongols on Russia, China and the West, the development of trade, and European observations through the writings of Marco Polo.
26) JOURNAL ENTRY, “The Mongol Conquests” ___________
Essential Question – What led to the rise of the Mongol Empire and what was Pax Mongolica?
· On the RIGHT SIDE - Complete the guided reading “ The Mongol Conquests” (Handout pg. 42) Information on pg. 330-334. Underneath this write 5-8 sentences response to the following:
Underneath this answer the following using this link: What was the importance/significance of the travels and tales of Marco Polo?
· On the Left Side of the Journal cut and paste the Mongol Map and shade the region of their furthest extent of control. Make sure you locate the following: The Black Sea, Kiev, Moscow, Caspian Sea, Ural Mtns., Dneiper River, and Constantinople. Underneath this respond to the following: What was the condition of foreign trade during Pax Mongolica, and what products were brought over from China?