Lesson Plan, Unit


These lesson plans, activities, and resources will help students begin to examine the Golden Age of the Ottoman Empire under Suleiman the Magnificent (1520-1566). The Dig Deep CBA asks students to select and describe a time period using specific primary sources. Students’ historical interpretations may take the form of an essay, a letter to or from a historical character, a journal entry, or a newspaper article.


  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > Government
  • Social Studies > Political Systems
  • Social Studies > State History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12





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Curriki Rating
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On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2008-12-03.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This is an excellent collection of resources for teaching about The Golden Age of the Ottoman Empire. The lessons are geared towards increasing subject matter understanding and developing important academic skills. Each activity is full of accurate content, thoughtful instructional strategies, and great handouts. Some of the highlights include an introductory activity on primary sources which has students think about what they might include in a time capsule, a web "scavenger hunt" about Constantinople/Istanbul, and a mapping activity examining military conquests under Suleiman. Not only do the lessons include materials that can be used right away, there are also a whole series of weblinks to other relevant content. The materials are based on Washington State Standards around content based assessments and are intended for middle school students.
spruche wunsche
November 1, 2018

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