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Teaching History vs. Genghis Khan [video]

History vs. Genghis Khan [video]

He was one of the most fearsome warlords who ever lived, waging an unstoppable conquest across the Eurasian continent. But was Genghis Khan a vicious barbarian or a unifier who paved the way for the modern world? Alex Gendler puts this controversial figure on trial in History vs Genghis Khan.

Lesson by Alex Gendler, animation by Brett Underhill
TED-Ed

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What effect did Genghis Khan have on the world? Was it mostly good or bad?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

1,3
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