This is an in-depth simulation that recreates the Mongol Empire in the year 1294. Students roleplay one of the 4 Mongol Khanates–the Yuan Dynasty, Golden Horde, Chagatai Khanate and Ilkhanate–or the Delhi Sultanate of India. Through trade on the Silk Road, diplomacy and war, the five kingdoms vie for power.
This simulation lasts 4 to 5 days, immersing your students in the Mongol world, and the rich era of trade and cultural exchange their empire ushered in. Students experience how the Mongol Empire and Silk Road facilitated not only the exchange of goods, but also technology and disease.
The game play is designed to be fun and fast, with random events to respond to, and lots of movement and interaction. There are roles for every level and type of learner.
The Mongol Empire and the Silk Road Simulation is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.