Day 2

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Changing Faces During Wartime

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion


    To look for textual/graphic examples of war's effect on everyday citizens, and imagine their own choices in such a situation

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1c


    Have students find examples of everyday people in Tehran changing their behavior - drastically or subtly - in order to survive the changing regime and wartime. What does it say about people's habits?

    Some examples: in "The Trip," the Satrapis wonder at their neighbors' new self-presentations. A woman who used to wear a miniskirt, "showing off her beefy...

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