Hagia Sophia was once an Orthodox basilica, then a mosque, and is now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey.

Photograph by Ozgur Zeyhan, MyShot
Our media can be used in a variety of contexts—from media spotlights to encyclopedic entries to lessons. From this page, check out the different ways you can use this .

Other Pages That Use This Item

Istanbul, not Constantinople
Istanbul, not Constantinople Geographic History Article

Best For
4-12

Subjects
Foreign Languages, Geography, Social Studies

Appropriate For

  • Educators
  • Families
  • Students

On March 28, 1930, the city of Istanbul, Turkey, changed its name from Constantinople.

The Religions of Europe
The Religions of Europe Activity

Best For
6-8

Subjects
Language Arts, Geography, Social Studies

Appropriate For

  • Educators

Students read about dominant religions in Europe. They compare and contrast a map of religious groups in Europe to a political map of Europe and identify areas in Europe where they might expect conflict over religion.