Harkness Discussion: The Effect of World War I on the Middle East
|Resources for Harkness Discussion||Handouts for Harkness Discussion|
|What WWI did to the Middle East (required)||Directions for this Discussion|
|The Militants Goals in the Mideast||Bloom's Taxonomy|
|The Sykes-Picot Agreement|
|Clash of Civilizations / Clash of Civilizations|
|Video: Arab Spring- Scope|
|Video: Arab Spring- CNN|
|Video: Syria- John Green|
|Stop Blaming Colonial Borders for M.E. Problems|
Land-based Gunpowder Empires
Your group will be assigned one of the following empires:
3) Mughal (and Safavid)
Your goal is to research your empire and be able to engage in an intelligent comparative discussion about it with other groups about their empires. You must deal with these components of your empire:
A) What was the basic structure of the empire. What was the leader's source of legitimacy? Who were the intermediaries (the links between the ruler and the ruled.) Did they change?
B) How was its society arranged? How did they treat people of other ethnicities/religions?
C) Explain their territorial expansions or contractions.
D) What were the cultural/religious features of your empire? What were its artistic or architectural accomplishments?