Thursday, June 16, 2011

Genghis Khan..Barbaric Conqueror or Brilliant Innovator?

If you have been following my blog, you know that I am giving away 4 free tickets to the Genghis Khan Exhibit at the Irving Arts Center.  The exhibit opened on June 1 and will run until September 30.

My family is planning to visit on Monday when everyone pays kids prices:
Mondays, June 20, July 18, August 15 and Sept. 19 - special price of just $8 per person. 

We have read about the exhibit at the Irving Arts Center website and are looking forward to exploring the exhibit and learning more about: 
  • Genghis Khan the man: Genghis Khan is remembered for his conquests, he is also noted for his cultural influence on the world, his appreciation of the arts and his creation of a stable government.
  • Exploring the exhibit which features the largest collection of 13th century Mongolian artifacts ever gathered in a single showing.
  • A Mummy!  The exhibition features the recently uncovered mummy and tomb treasures of a Mongolian noble woman, nicknamed The Princess Giant because of her unusual height.
  • Hands-on experience: The interactive aspect of the exhibition leads visitors through a life-size ger (traditional nomadic dwelling); and allows visitors to shoot a model trebuchet, create a Mongolian style hat and use computer touch screens to live out the lives of characters from the 13th century.
As a teacher, I am particularly interested in the enrichment activities and study guides that are available. These study guides connect to the objects, videos, and activities within the exhibition. There are also a host of activities including teacher workshops, Family Fundays, lectures and events. The workshops feature a guided tour of the exhibition and discussion on how to incorporate Genghis Khan activities in the classroom. These events and others can be found on the "Events" page.  

Over the years we have explored many of the museums in Fort Worth and Dallas, but  we have never been to The Irving Arts Center.  I can't wait to share our experience with you...stay tuned

This post is sponsored by the Irving Arts Center, host of the Genghis Khan Exhibit. I was provided with tickets to the exhibit and compensation for my time. All opinions expressed are my own.

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