This resource is a Google Form and Doc linked to an interactive map on the growth of the Ottoman and Safavid Empires.
Ottoman Empire, empire created by Turkish tribes in Asia Minor that grew to be one of the most powerful states in the world during the 15th and 16th centuries. The Ottoman period spanned more than 600 years and came to an end only in 1922.
By the early 1500s, the Safavid dynasty had united an empire in Persia (present-day Iran). Sandwiched between two expansionist powers—India and the Ottoman empire—the Safavids often engaged in warfare.
Students will analyze the interactive map to see how the Ottoman empire and the Safavid empire spread around the Mediterranean Sea and the Middle East. Students will answer the 5 reading comprehension questions on the form. Next, students will answer the 3 short answer questions on the doc. This activity has worked very well in pairs. This is an excellent enrichment activity.
Student will analyze the following maps:
This product is editable and the questions and answer options have been shuffled.
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