• Lesson Seven. Treaty Negotiations

    Created December 4, 2015
    Diplomacy Challenge: Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror

    One of the important roles of diplomats is to negotiate treaties between countries. In this lesson, students, working with their empire teams, will negotiate a treaty.

  • Lesson Six. Planning for Treaty Negotiations

    Created December 4, 2015
    Diplomacy Challenge: Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror

    One of the important roles of diplomats is to negotiate treaties between countries.

  • Lesson Five. Hosting a Diplomatic Reception

    Created December 3, 2015
    Diplomacy Challenge: Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror

    In this lesson students synthesize the information gathered in the earlier intelligent briefings and in the written intelligence in order to build a relationship with one other team of student diplomats.

  • Lesson Four. Writing a Diplomatic Toast

    Created December 2, 2015
    Diplomacy Challenge: Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror

    In this lesson students apply the intelligence gathered at the intelligence briefing and through their primary source analysis to prepare a toast for one Early Modern empire.

  • Lesson Three. Analyzing “Intercepted Intelligence”

    Created November 12, 2015
    Diplomacy Challenge: Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror

    In this lesson, students analyze a primary source document: A Papal Bull issued by Pope Pius V in 1570, excommunicating Queen Elizabeth of England.

  • Lesson Two. Empire Intelligence Briefings

    Created November 6, 2015
    Diplomacy Challenge: Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror

    A key role of diplomats is to gather and analyze intelligence. In this lesson students, acting as diplomats, will present a short “intelligence briefing” to the representatives of the other Early Modern empires.

  • Lesson One: Learning about Early Modern Era Empires

    Created October 29, 2015
    Diplomacy Challenge: Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror

    A key role of diplomats is to gather and analyze intelligence. In this lesson, students acting as diplomats, will prepare a short intelligence briefing on their assigned empire to present to the representatives of the other modern empires.

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