As you saw from our opening discussion on Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis you will need to have a good wealth of background knowledge on Iran and the events surrounding the narrator/author's life as she is heavily impacted by the drastic changes happening in her country, Iran.
In this online homework assignment, you will investigate at least one piece of non-fiction regarding this area of Iran's history, reflect on it, and then continue the conversation.
First - Read/Experience one of these online sources about Iran. You may choose to explore any or all of them but you must select one for your comment/reflection.
Option I - An audio slideshow reflecting on the lessons of the 1979 Revolution.
Option II - A photo slideshow with informative captions of the important moments and people in the 1979 Revolution.
Option III - An NPR story/interview with an Iranian who remembers and discusses the 1979 Revolution.
Option IV - An article on the American Hostage crisis in Iran related to the 1979 Revolution.
Option V - A brief overview in text of the key players and events in the Revolution.
Second - Post a comment to this post in which you answer the following questions:
- What is the author's purpose in writing this article. Be specific and highlight a purpose linked explicitly to this article.
- Explain what the author used in his/her writing/piece to alert you to the purpose.
- What did this article help you to understand from the first excerpt of Persepolis?
- Post a current event about Iran - there's a lot in the news right now - and explain how your current event continues the conversation with you and the topic of Iran. What are you continuing to learn? How are you fighting your preconceptions?
If you cannot post a comment, please do this assignment on paper and turn it in at the beginning of class on Wednesday. Remember that you can complete this assignment from the school library. Please sign your post with your name to receive credit. Assignments are due at 9:00 am on Wednesday 11/20/2013.