Iran Teacher Resources
Find Iran educational ideas and activities
Showing 1 - 20 of 626 resources
Decoding US Foreign Policy: The Iran-Contra Affair
This is a really good instructional activity. Learners explore US Foreign Policy, the Reagan Administration, and the Iran-Contra Affair through various documents and readers theater. Worksheets, script, and web links are all included. Teaching can't get any easier than this.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 17 Views 71 Downloads
Modern Iran (1951 - Today)
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 15 Downloads
A Trip Around the World
How do the rights of citizens in other countries, such as India, Germany, Brazil, and Iran, compare to those of Americans? Take a closer look at the provisions of various foreign constitutions, and compare and contrast the protections and responsibilities of citizens around the world.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Iran’s 2009 Voter Uprising
Young historians discover how thousands of Iranian citizens risked their lives in 2009 to protest what they believed to be fraudulent election results. The resource includes a fantastic warmup, PowerPoint presentation, video, reading handouts, and the opportunity for learners to further examine the election through a graphic novel, political cartoons, and photographs.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The U.S. and Iran: Confronting Policy Alternatives
High schoolers examine the relationship between the United States and Iran. In this global issues activity, students research policy options the U.S. can take regarding Iran's desire to build more nuclear weapons.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Iran Hostage Crisis: Reading Primary Documents
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.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 69 Downloads
Greece and Iran: 1000-30 BCE
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.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 22 Downloads
Iran Test-Firing of Missiles Article
In this current world events worksheet, students read an article about Iran test-firing missiles and complete eight true or false questions, 10 synonym matching questions, 10 phrase matching questions, and a cloze activity based on the article.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Breaking News English: Iran
In this Iran activity, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and more about Iran.
5th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Breaking News English: Iran's Ambassador Change
In this Iran's Ambassador change learning exercise, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and more about Iran's Ambassador change.
5th - 10th Language Arts 4 Views 1 Download
Students read and analyze The New York Times news article "An Assessment Jars a Foreign Policy Debate About Iran." They answer comprehension questions, evaluate both sides of the debate, and write a one page report on the article.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 30 Downloads
The Whole World is Watching: Iran, 2009
Young scholars 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. Young scholars determine how citizen journalism informed people around the world about the event and protests when mainstream media outlets were barred by Iran.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
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.
9th - 12th Language Arts 16 Views 21 Downloads
New Review Breaking the Muslim Monolith: Exploring Stereotypes
Bringing to light our own tendencies to stereotype is a key step toward becoming open-minded and informed members of a world community. Use this rich resource to discuss the harmful effects of stereotyping, as well as to consider the monolithic view of Muslims that exists today.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Watergate and White House Scandals
How scandalous! Take your class through the more implicating pages of American history with this lesson, which compares Watergate to other White House scandals (Iran-Contra, Teapot Dome, or Whitewater). Then create a timeline of Watergate as well as another of the three given events, and compare and contrast the details of each, such as a the nature of the scandal, illegality, and impact on the public and president.
8th - 11th Language Arts 3 Views 35 Downloads
International Formum on Iran's Nuclear Program
Students are explained that they are going to participate in an international forum to develop a policy addressing Iran's nuclear program. They are divided into six groups of the six countries represented. Pupils develop their policies.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Coup to Revolution: U.S. foreign Policy in Iran
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.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
The Prospect of Democracy in Iran
Students investigate the Iranian presidential election of 2009. In this world affairs lesson, 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.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads