Introduction to Mongolia Lesson PowerPoint

Introduction to Mongolia

The “Introduction to Mongolia” lesson plan provides IBDP History students a comprehensive understanding of Mongolia’s geography, culture, and history. By exploring the physical landscape and climate of the Mongolian steppes, students can gain insight into the environmental factors that shaped the nomadic lifestyle of the Mongolian people. They can also understand the significance of the steppe to neighbouring civilisations and learn how nomadic tribes lived and interacted with settled peoples.

The lesson plan also provides historical context, highlighting the highly structured and tiered nature of Mongol society and the important role of women in daily life. Students can understand how different clans were bonded by marriage and blood relationships to constitute a Mongol tribe and how kinship underlay most social relationships among the Mongols in medieval times.

Throughout the lesson, students engage with primary sources to better understand the historical context. Using primary sources helps students develop critical thinking skills and engage with the material. Additionally, students watch a short film that visually represents the Mongolian steppes and the nomadic way of life, allowing them to visualise the concepts they are learning and deepen their understanding of the cultural and historical context.

To reinforce their learning, students are encouraged to take notes on the key concepts and ideas presented in the lesson. This activity helps students actively engage with the material and is a valuable reference for future learning.

Overall, the “Introduction to Mongolia” lesson plan offers a unique opportunity for IBDP History students to explore a region often overlooked in history education. By understanding Mongolia’s geography, culture, and history, students can develop critical thinking skills, engage with primary sources, and build a foundation for future learning.

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Resource Information

Description:Student activities include source analysis and a short film.
Estimated lessons:1-2.
Ages14-18 years.
Format PowerPoint.

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