Teacher Guide

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    To introduce students to an internationally-recognized graphic novel as part of the modern memoir canon.

  2. 2

    To familiarize students with modern historical events in Tehran.

  3. 3

    To have students follow character and plot development.

  4. 4

    To have students create cohesive answers to complex questions concerning identity, religion, and politics.

  5. 5

    To use multiple forms of understanding—research, artistic interpretations, class discussions—to engage Satrapi's ideas and their own.

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