This lesson breaks down into two parts. The first gives a brief overview of the rise of the Seljuk Turks and their problems with the Crusades and Mongols. the second part traces the rise of the Ottoman Turks from an obscure ghazi (holy warrior) state in Anatolia to a massive empire stretching from the borders of Safavid Persia into Central Europe and across North Africa. A picture essay at the end portrays the conquests of Suleiman the Magnificent.
This is a self-contained PowerPoint that develops slide by slide while other notes for the students scroll down the side. It can be run as a timed presentation on its own, presented slide by slide for discussion, or integrated into your other lectures. There are also extensive pictures with captions mixed in to illustrate the lesson and capture students’ interest. This packet also contains a student reading, flowchart, and the author’s own research notes which contain lots of details and interesting trivia to spice up your class.
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