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Introduce your class to the often-mysterious world of Iran in this informative and engaging presentation. With political, social, and religious upheavals, Iran's recent history is a hot topic in recent news - as is its future. After this presentation and the discussion that will follow, your class will have a strong context for the stormy relationship between Iran, its neighbors, and the United States.
Students study the impact of social media. In this Iranian election lesson, students examine the outcome of the 2009 election and the public protests that followed it. Students determine how citizen journalism informed people around the world about the event and protests when mainstream media outlets were barred by Iran.
A great way to learn to understand people and their environment is to study their folktales. Stories from China, Vietnam, India, Iran, Persia, and Palestine offer an opportunity for readers to investigate the cultures of Asia. A list of suggested stories, activities, cross-curriculum, as well as school/home extensions, and assessments are included with the scripted plan.
Students read and discuss the Iran country Profile from the CIA World Factbook. They describe the current relationship between the United States and Iran. Students complete additional readings, and answer questions about them. They compare/contrast the situations during the 1950's and the 1970's with regard to internal Iranian politics and U.S. foreign policy.
Students investigate the Iranian presidential election of 2009. In this world affairs instructional activity, students explore the evidence of democratic values in Iran and consider how the public demonstrations following the elections were received by Iranian leaders as well as leaders of other nations.
Eleventh graders explore the Iran Hostage Crisis. In this diplomacy lesson, 11th graders investigate how President Carter handled the crisis as they examine primary sources. Students analyze the information and make cases pertaining to how they would have advised the president in the crisis.
Students read an article about identifing the role of Iran in Iraq. As a class, they examine the truth behind intelligence reports coming from the government. They answer a series of questions and examine the cause and effects of these reports. They pretend they are an advisor to Nancy Pelosi and work together to write reports to her.
Following brief instruction about the Iran Hostage Crisis during Jimmy Carter's presidency, small groups read three-page sections from the diary of hostage Robert C. Ode. They write editorials from the perspective of either U.S. citizens of Middle Eastern or other descent or a college student at the end of the 444-day crisis. Groups read each other's editorials and complete editorial question sheets. A rubric for the editorial piece is attached.
Read, analyze, and critique a newspaper article about a concert with a Western singer and an Iranian band. Scholars will assess key vocabulary terms within the article, learn how to understand a short news report, and hone in on how the article utilized present perfect tense.
Students discover information about Iran and Britain. In this current events lesson plan, students visit websites and listen to lectures to learn about Britain's Navy personnel that were taken hostage by Iran. Students investigate the history between Britain and Iran and discuss their impressions of the conflict.
Cover 900 years of ancient law, wisdom, society, and conflict with this presentation on the development of Greece and Iran. Topics covered include Persian Empire, Imperial ideology, Persian Religion, Ancient Greek society, Polis, Athens, Sparta, and the struggle between Persia and Greece that led to Athenian Power. Use to supplement or enhance the next 900 years of history you need to teach.
Pupils read an article about how Iran is getting ready to assemble uranium centrifuges. As a class, they discuss whether is it right to allow United States soldiers to kill Iranians in Iraq who are aggessors. They pretend they are stranded with the Presidents of United States and Iran and create a dialogue between the two. In groups, they discuss what needs to be done to make sure no nuclear weapons destroy the Earth.
Kids consider revolution as a basis for creativity, art, and storytelling. After reading an excerpt from the book, Persepolis, learners choose one event from any world revolution to write about. They storyboard the event focusing on various perspectives such as Marie Antoinette or George Washington's housekeeper. They use their storyboard to compose a three-page historical narrative.