This assignment gives students background to the rise of the impressive Ottoman Empire. The fall of Constantinople is one of the key turning points that allows the Ottoman Empire to expand and forces Europe to begin the Age of Exploration.
The assignment also goes into the military successes of some of the most famous Sultans like Suleiman the Magnificent and Selim I.
Use this assignment to begin a unit on the Ottoman Empire or to understand the regional context of the Middle East and Europe in 1450.
This assignment is differentiated at 2 different levels where the reading is the same but the questions are different to allow entry for differnt reading and writing levels.