The Mongol Horde was one of the most formidable forces in history, feared by many for its speed, strength, and military tactics. As the Empire grew, so did their influence on the world, leaving an indelible mark on the history of Asia, Europe, and beyond.

As students colour in the map to mark the expansion of the Mongol Empire, they will also learn about the cultures, societies, and significant events that occurred during this period. This activity is a fantastic way for students to develop their geography skills while learning about the historical significance of the Mongol Empire.

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Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 8 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 2-3 hours, Items Needed: Writing and colouring pencils

This activity will allow students to explore the expansion of the Mongolian Empire through colouring a world map based on its growth.

It will help your child or student with:

  1. Improved geography skills: As students color in the map and mark the expansion of the Mongol Empire, they will become more familiar with the geography of the regions involved.
  2. Historical knowledge: Through learning about the Mongol Empire, students will gain a better understanding of the significant events, cultures, and societies of the time.
  3. Critical thinking: As students mark the growth of the Mongol Empire on the map, they will need to consider the reasons why the empire was able to expand so rapidly, and the impact that this expansion had on the world.

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Classroom Resources

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Research and learn more about the great Mongolian empire and its founder Genghis Khan. Here is an fascinating video about the growth of the united Mongolian Empire of Genghis Khan:

Here's a video about why they Mongols were so effective in their conquests:

Why were the Mongols so effective? (video) | Khan Academy
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Here's an interesting video about Genghis Khan and his legacy (Please note that there are some elements of violence of warfare in the video below):

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable activity pack consists of 3 creative printable worksheets. Here's what it consists of:

  • 1 Mongolian Conquests Expansion Colouring Map Sheet
  • 1 Mongolian Conquests Effectiveness Research Sheet
  • 1 Mongolian Military Horsemen Research Sheet

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