Okay settle down class. As you can see on the board we will be talking about Mongolian culture.
What are we learning today?
Narrator: Like most nomadic culture, Mongolian culture is known for its hospitality. Mongolia is the land of the horse. Any Nomad can ride just as well as they can run or walk. Mongolians greatly cherish their horses. Mongols are known for being the best horsemen on Earth. Nomads raise five types of animals, goats, sheep, cattle, camels and horses. Horses, being the most used and cherished of them all them all.
Narrator: A nomad family has about seven members. Throughout the day, Nomads devote their time to caring after their animals. Sheep is the basic food the lifestyle of a nomad. Mongolian nomads thrive in the summer and survive in the Winter.
Narrator: This is Marco Polo. He was a famous journey man who traveled on the Silk road. When he traveled to Mongolia he met Kublai Khan, the great Genghis Khan's grandson, and became one of his confidants. He than traveled all of China and returned to tell about it.
Narrator: Karakorum is the capitol of Mongolia and was founded by Genghis Khan. It is one of the most important cities in the history of the silk road. The Mongol's conceived the idea of a new written lanuguage. The rulers though, did not foresee how difficult how to create a new language so they passed numerous regulations and laws to persuade the public to use the new language. It never gained much popularity and was only used for official uses. the Mongol rulers took many steps to preserve the rituals and ceremonies. also under Mongol rule, they increased the amount of paper money and built many roads which promoted trade thought they were mainly used to facilitate the Mongol's rule.
Well class, I hope you learned a lot about the Mongolian culture.
I will see you all on Monday, have a nice weekend!