The history of the Mughal Empire can be understood through the lives of its six preeminent sultans; Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jahangir, Shah Jahan, and Aurangzeb, a family line that ruled the Empire for almost 200 years. It was the dynasty that built the Taj Mahal and is one of the last of the strong Islamic Empires until overthrown by the British in India in the nineteenth century. Each student will be assigned one sultan on which to research and write their contribution to the book; sultans of the Mughal Empire. Befitting this Islamic Empire’s love of poetry and art, the students will submit their research in a Shakespearean sonnet, forcing them to make decisions on historical significance and being concise in their writing. An art project for the pages gives an aesthetic flourish A great lead in to British Imperialism.