Presentation on theme: "DO NOW: WHAT WAS THE LARGEST EMPIRE TO EVER EXIST? WHAT SKILLS DOES ONE NEED TO ENCOMPASS TO LEAD THIS EMPIRE? Aim: How did the Mongols create a world."— Presentation transcript:
DO NOW: WHAT WAS THE LARGEST EMPIRE TO EVER EXIST? WHAT SKILLS DOES ONE NEED TO ENCOMPASS TO LEAD THIS EMPIRE? Aim: How did the Mongols create a world empire? Coach Smith
Locate Russia, Iraq, Korea, China, Iran, Black Sea to Pacific Ocean. Coach Smith
Geography Steppes: a region of dry, treeless plains covered with grass Hot summers and bitter cold winters Why would this kind of topography encourage the movements of peoples? Mongols=== Nomads ***Harsh environment could not support a large population for a long time=geography encouraged a nomadic society. Coach Smith
Coach Smith 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.
Coach Smith 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.
Coach Smith Chinggis Khan united the Mongols and built a vast empire.
Coach Smith 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.
Coach Smith Once the Mongols were united, they set forth to conquer a vast empire.
Coach Smith 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.
Coach Smith Discipline, loyalty, and skilled horsemanship led to the conquest of a vast empire.
Coach Smith 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.
Coach Smith At its height, the Mongol empire was one of the largest empires the world has ever seen.
Coach Smith After the death of Chinggis Khan, the empire was divided into several Mongol states or Khanates.
Coach Smith 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?