Siege of Constantinople: Walking through a Primary Source for POV

Siege of Constantinople: Walking through a Primary Source for POV
Grade Levels
Resource Type
Product Rating
File Type

Word Document File

Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.

56 KB|4 pages
Product Description
This is NOT a full DBQ, but it addresses DBQ SKILLS and is good to use for AP European history as part of a summer assignment/early part of the year assignment to get students thinking of POV in the DBQ. This is a skills lesson that I developed for my AP European history class to introduce the students to carefully reading a Primary Source, considering motivations of the author and Point of View of the authors. The reading and questions are accessible for honors students as well. If you read through the document with students in "lower level" classes, this is still accessible.

I took a Primary Source reading on the 1453 Siege (and eventual fall) of Constantinople and broke it into manageable chunks. After each "chunk" I ask several comprehension questions and at least one thinking question. I also ask questions that are designed to get the students to think about the motives of the author etc. As a summary activity, the activity also includes a graphic organizer chart that students can use to summarize the various parts of the reading, the Point of View of the Author, and the Summary of the whole of the reading.

Siege of Constantinople by Diane Morey is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
Total Pages
4 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
55 minutes
Report this Resource
Digital Download
More products from Diane Morey
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up