Most every kid has heard of Genghis Khan, right? Boy, do we have some good books and videos for you! Plus you can download our free notebook pages about Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan!
If you are looking for an engaging unit to do with your kids this summer — this could be it! My kids LOVED this portion of our China unit. We skipped forward almost 1,000 years (from 200AD just after the Silk Road was established to the 1200s) in our studies of China. We read a number of books and watched movies about Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan.
LD at one point declared this one of the *best* units this year! I’m wondering if that’s because of the number of fun movies and videos we added in!! At any rate, I think the kids really learned a lot the past couple of weeks.
Today I thought I’d share the notebook pages I made about Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan. These are not complete histories; they just highlight some of the things we learned. This packet is 10 pages long and although it doesn’t show it in the screen shot below, I included the answers and a page about the books and movies we used.
We read a number of books for this part of our unit and then watched some videos. I think the kids got a lot more out of the movies because we read so much together before-hand.
Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire (affiliate link) by Miriam Greenblatt: We read this book aloud together. It has anecdotes that kept the kids engaged. It goes fairly well with the events depicted in the animate film we watched.
The kids also read Genghis Khan: 13th-Century Mongolian Tyrant (Wicked History) (affiliate link) on their own.
Genghis Khan: An Animated Classic (affiliate link) -- Available for streaming at Amazon Instant Videos:
We also watched a documentary about Genghis Khan on YouTube. I think it was Genghis Khan One of History’s Great Destroyers.(affiliate link)
Kubla Khan: The Emperor of Everything (affiliate link) by Kathleen Krull: This was another book we read aloud. The pictures were vivid.
After reading that book, we started learning about Marco Polo (I’ll share more about that in our next post.)
Disclosure: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase.
You might also be interested in these posts from our China Unit:
- China Fact Sheet (Free Download)
- China Unit: Books, Books A Huge List of Children’s Books and Novels
- Ancient China Packet (Free Notebook Pages)
- Chinese Brush Painting Lesson
- Free Confucius Notebook Pages
- Buddhism Learning Pack
- Marco Polo – Notebook Pages, Books and Resources
Other History Notebook Pages and Learning Packs I’ve made:
- Catholicism (the New Catholic Pope),
- Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses,
- Free India Unit Packet (20 pages)