Readings

constantinople_article.doc
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Assignments:

Investigate How the Empire Collapsed

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The Byzantine Empire has collapsed and your job is to investigate what has caused the empire to collapse.

Step One: Investigate!
Each partner group has a collection of materials and clues about what has occurred.  In partners read and code the documents. Use the clues to infer evidence that tells how the empire has collapsed. 

Step Two:  Crime Scene!
Using the clues that you have collected from the reading recreate a scene of the crime using big paper. Imagine that these clues were the only clues safely recovered. You must use them to infer important information. Illustrate what happened leading up to the collapse of the empire.  Remember to use text and images.

Step Three:  Debrief
Explain what conclusions you have drawn from the clues with your classmates.  As a group write one short paragraph that explains how the empire has collapsed based on your observations and investigation of the clues. 

byzantine_crime_scene.docx
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journal_entry_byzantine_soldier.docx
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farmer_letter.docx
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ottoman_soldier_journal.docx
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venice_coupon.docx
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Links:
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hi/te_index.asp?i=13

Mongols, Byzantine Empire, Ottoman Empire, Ming and Qing Empire, The Enlightenment Era, and the Age of Revolutions