Mongolia Beyond Genghis Khan | April 20, 2013, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Come join us to learn what Mongolia looks like today. Byambabaatar Ichinkhorloo, a visiting scholar in the CU geography department will take us on a journey through his native homeland and help us explore the changing landscape of contemporary Mongolia. Mongolia usually brings to mind pastoralists on the steppe living in yurts, or Genghis Khan on a horse leading a horde of Mongolian warriors ready to invade. However, Mongolia has changed a lot since its independence from Russia in 1921. After a series of political and economic reforms, Mongolia has today become one of the fastest growing economies in Asia. Among other things, we will explore the impressive literacy rate among its population, and enjoy Mongolian music with a Mongolian horse-head fiddle player. The workshop will focus on the rural/urban divide, everyday life and the education system in Mongolia. It is intended for K-12 educators who are interested in using Mongolia as a case study to teach about modern world history, geography, and culture in a new light. At the end of the workshop, teachers will participate in a hands-on calligraphy session. Resources and references, especially multimedia and bibliographic references, will be provided.
Registration deadline: April 15, 2013. Please fill out this registration form to attend.
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