Slaves of the Sultan - using information from the story and a map to discover the origins of imperial slaves.
Holding a Henna Party - directions and illustrations for making henna.
Shadow Puppets Retell the Story - creating Turkish shadow puppets and a skit.
Classroom Poll - Separate or Together? - poll and discussion about pros and cons of separate activities for boys and girls.
Women and Harem in Turkey - definition of harem and pro and con views from writers from the 14th to 20th century.
A 400 Year Old Love Poem - analyzing poem of Sultan Suleyman to his love, Hurrem. Shown in Ottoman Turkish script and translated.
Beautiful Writing - working with calligraphy, and understanding tugra (signature) and firmans (imperial edicts).