Primary Documents for AP World History Document Analysis
This is a formatted document for the purpose of easy access, printing and distribution to students for the purpose of analyzing documents in AP World History Courses. If you teach AP World, you are familiar with the use of primary documents for the purpose of document analysis. Many times these documents are in a document source book and have to be copied for distribution to students; or there are electronic versions where students must read the document on-line and submit answers. The service that I have provided for you is to simply format the document with the analysis questions into an easy-to access and printable document that can be readily printed for easy distribution to students. Document analysis questions are also included so that documents can be read and analyzed individually, in a pair-share situation or use in a Group setting.
About the Document
These ancient Arabic tales have been translated into a host of media, from classical symphonies to operas to cartoons. They provided many in the West with an entree into Arabic literature. This particular excerpt is provided by the famous British explorer, Sir Richard Burton, whose translation of the 1001 Nights was one of the earliest in Europe.