Day 5

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Point of View Exercise

    Kind of Activity:

    Creative Writing


    To consider Persepolis from different perspectives

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.3 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.3a CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.3d


    Persepolis, as Marjane Satrapi's memoir, naturally does not allow for the intrusion of other perspectives. In this day's reading, Marjane comes into conflict with Reza, her grandmother, and her parents. Discuss Marjane's portrayal of these characters. What might be the dissonance/conflicts between their experiences of the war and Iranian society, and Marjane's?

    How might the character of Marjane be seen from their eyes?...

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