This assignment has students examine the role and achievements of Suleiman the Magnificent, one of the most well-known Sultans of the Ottoman Empire.
The reading gives an overview of Suleiman's achievements from his military advancements to his cultural and and architectural achievements.
This assignment does a great job of giving students more context about the role of the powerful Sultan and the role of the government in Ottoman lives.
The assignment also forces students to attach this reading to the idea of a Golden Age and for all New York teachers, has students attach various enduring issues to Suleiman the Magnificent.
The reading is differenatiated where some students are working on answering analysis questions with text evidence while some students are working on completing sentences that match the higher level questions.