Text The Mongols' pastoral-nomadic life

TLF ID M011426

This resource, a component of the online resource The Mongols in world history, details the nomadic lifestyle of the Mongols and the rise of Temujin (Genghis Khan). It includes a list of the animals upon which the precarious pastoral-nomadic life of the Mongols depended. It describes the various uses of the animals by the Mongols, ranging from clothing, transport, milk and meat to tents, jewellery, alcohol and fuel. Weblinks to articles, explanations and elaborations, images, maps and extracts are provided.



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Educational value
  • This resource is valuable for addressing the Australian Curriculum: History content description in year 8 referring to the nomadic lifestyle of the Mongols. It illustrates the nomadic nature of Mongol life and its precarious existence in terms of the people being dependent on their animals for survival and thereby forced to search constantly for grass and water.
  • This resource is useful for addressing the Australian Curriculum: History content description in year 8 referring to the rise of Temujin (Genghis Khan). It charts the rise of Temujin, describing and explaining how he was able to unite, for the first time, the disparate Mongol tribes in 1206.
  • This resource is useful for the development of history skills. Students recognise that while evidence about the Mongolian people may be limited because they were nomadic, traditional clothing, jewellery, gers or yurts and other artefacts and festivals can provide useful insights into their nomadic existence.
Year level

8

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  • Name: Asia for Educators\, Weatherhead East Asian Institute\, Columbia Uni
  • Organization: Asia for Educators\, Weatherhead East Asian Institute\, Columbia Uni
  • Address: UNITED STATES
  • URL: http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/
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  • Name: Asia for Educators\, Weatherhead East Asian Institute\, Columbia Uni
  • Organization: Asia for Educators\, Weatherhead East Asian Institute\, Columbia Uni
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: UNITED STATES
  • URL: http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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  • © 2004 Asia for Educators, Columbia University except where indicated otherwise. ‘Information sheet’ image: © Education Services Australia Limited 2012. You may use, reproduce and communicate the materials free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes, provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the materials.