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Meet and explore the Ottomans in this interactive website! This site details the history, academic works, campaigns and armies, art and culture, and family that created the Ottoman Empire. There is also a web
forum that Ottoman aficionados can become a part of.

http://www.theottomans.org/english/index.asp

Name: Louise Forsyth
Institutional Affiliation: Poly Prep Country Day School

“Florentine and Ottoman Women of the 14th – 16th Centuries: A Comparative Curriculum Unit”
Grades: 6-8
This lesson uses short primary documents to challenge students’ assumptions about the status of women in the Ottoman Empire and Renaissance Florence.

Name: Jennifer Turner
Institutional Affiliation: Carl Hayden High School

“The Ottoman Empire”
Grades: 9-12
In this lesson, students learn about the Ottoman Empire, conduct research, and then give a “news broadcast” in which they describe events/personalities.

* Warm Up 1
* Images of the Ottoman Empire 1
* Images of the Ottoman Empire 2
* Lesson 2
* Warm Up 2
* Broadcast Directions
* Broadcast Topics
* Debriefing
* Group Critique

Name: Brenda Bonine
Institutional Affiliation: Tucson Accelerated High School

Ottoman Geography Lessons: “What’s in a Name?,” “Eye of the Beholder,” and “People and Places”
Grades: 9-12

The first part directs students to analyze the reason for name changes in Turkey and the Balkans. The second uses pictures to get students to evaluate a place using the principals of geography. The third gets students to look at ethnic groups.

* Picture 1
* Picture 2
* Picture 3
* Picture 4

Name: Abbey McNair
Institutional Affiliation: Burke High School

CMES: Teach Ottoman Empire pdf
Grades: 10-11

An extended, comprehensive lesson on the Ottoman Empire, this includes a several PowerPoint photo presentations, a “coffee house” lesson where students play the role of different Ottoman officials meeting to discuss how to “save” the empire, and lots more.

* PowerPoint

Lesson Plan

Africa Enslaved:
A Curriculum Unit on Comparative Slave Systems for Grades 9-12

Africa Enslaved was developed by Natalie Arsenault, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, and Christopher Rose, Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

By the 19th century, slavery was a well-known and well-defined institution in the Egypt, at that time a province of the Ottoman Empire. For most of the 19th century, the slave population of Egypt was between 20,000 and 30,000 out of a total population of five million. The number of slaves in Cairo, a city of a quarter-million people, was estimated to be between 12,000 and 15,000 at any given point until 1877. Yet, slavery in Egypt took on quite a different form than it did in the Americas. Learn more about slavery in an Islamic emirate.

Slavery in Ottoman Egypt

Teaching Ottoman History – A Primer

Source: Harvard University – Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Level: adaptable

Teaching Ottoman History – A Primer (PDF)

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