Who were the ancient Mongols, and what made their culture unique? Designed to support elementary social studies curricula, this title answers these questions through a comprehensive exploration of the Mongolian Empire. Students will learn about important rulers such as Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan, as well as the lives of ordinary Mongols. Descriptions of the Mongols' nomadic lifestyle, family structure, food, religious beliefs, hunting practices, tribal relations, and housing will delight readers, while tales of the Forbidden City will fascinate them. Readers are encouraged to further explore this topic through text features such as sidebars and a Learn More section.