Day 1

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    How Would You Depict Your Home Country?

    Kind of Activity:

    Individual Writing

    Objective:

    To identify with Satrapi's desires in writing Persepolis

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.2

    Structure:

    Since the 1979 revolution, "this old and great civilization [of Iran] has been discussed mostly in connection with fundamentalism, fanaticism, and terrorism." Satrapi's express aim in writing Persepolis is to share with readers a more nuanced, complex view of Iran than they would have otherwise been able to come by. It is a patriotic act for her - doubly so because she has lost family members to the reign of the Shah and to the Islamic revolution.

    Have...

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