If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
To introduce students to an internationally-recognized graphic novel as part of the modern memoir canon.
To familiarize students with modern historical events in Tehran.
To have students follow character and plot development.
To have students create cohesive answers to complex questions concerning identity, religion, and politics.
To use multiple forms of understanding—research, artistic interpretations, class discussions—to engage Satrapi's ideas and their own.