Geography Now! Mongolia

The country of Mongolia brings to mind its epic past, including the famous Genghis Kahn. As seen in the video resource, the central Asian nation is still home to a nomadic culture, as about a third of its people live like the Mongols once did on the state's lush steppes. Scholars use the interesting resource to explore the land of the eternal blue sky.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the video to connect the history of the Mongols to the country of Mongolia
  • Offer as a resource for a country profiles project
Classroom Considerations

  • Resource number 118 of an extensive geographical Countries A-Z playlist
  • Narrator makes comments that some may consider ethnocentric

  • Resource makes solid connections between history and modern society
  • Maps and graphics demonstrate geographic concepts
  • Hosts are funny and engaging

  • Distracting ad interrupts the video