Unit 2: How Trade and Travel Changed the World
Lesson B: Life and Times in the Ottoman Empire
Activity 2: Religious Conflicts of Yesterday and Today
You discussed the religious causes of present day conflicts. Many of these conflicts are similar to issues in Ottoman society.
Classroom Activity - Religious Conflict in the Ottoman Empire
Directions: Read each of the newspaper headlines below, and the prepare a response to the discussion questions. Follow your teacher's directions to participate in your class discussion.
- What was a cause of religious conflict in the Ottoman Empire?
- How was the Ottoman government involved in religious conflict?
- Why may it have been difficult to solve these problems?
Select the link to review the Discussion Scoring Tool (pdf).
Written Activity - Notebook
Respond to the following question in your notebook:
- What challenges existed for non-Muslims living in the Ottoman Empire?