Conquerors from the East: An Engaged Learning Experience in Historical Geography
Our goal was to develop an application that would enable students to use the Map Walk to “walk” through the history of the Mongol conquests and Mongol empires during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. As students follow the development of the Mongol empires, they will be able to access additional background information on thirty sites that were critical to the establishment and growth of these empires. In order to achieve this goal, Adena read several books on the history of the Mongols and selected thirty sites from Central Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East to include in the History blog. She conducted background research on all thirty of these sites and wrote short entries of three or four paragraphs for each site, providing historical and contemporary information on the site as well as stories from the Mongol era. She posted these blogs along with pictures of the sites and then created and placed QR codes on the maps corresponding to each site. On the day of the Map Walk, students will be able to use their smart phones to access the blogs and follow the development of the Mongol empires.
Muskin, Adena and Cory, Stephen, "Conquerors from the East:
An Engaged Learning Experience in Historical Geography" (2013). Undergraduate Research Posters 2013. 29.