To understand the changes and events which took place in Iran after the revolution and establishment of the Islamic republic.
1 and 1/2 class periods
The lesson begins by reading with the class two introductory paragraphs describing Iran under control of its last shah, Mohammad Reza Shah, prior to the revolution.
Students next read "Section 1: Revolution and the Islamic Republic," and are then divided into two teams that will compete in three fun games based on the tic-tac-toe concept.
Play starts when a member of Team 1 picks any number between 1 and 9 on the GAME 1 form. A corresponding question is then asked by the teacher (from a list that is provided) about what was read in section 1. The first person on either team to raise their hand is called on. If they answer correctly, their team gets the space –– “X” for Team 1 or “O” for Team 2. When an incorrect response is given, the other team can try the same question.
Teams take turns picking question numbers. When someone is called on, they must answer immediately or the teacher will go to the other team.
The first team with three correct answers in a row –– horizontally, vertically, or diagonally –– wins the game. If neither team has three consecutive right answers, the team with the most answers is the winner. Games 2 -3 are played in the same way.
GAME 1: Revolution and the Islamic Republic
GAME 2: The 1980s and 1990s
GAME 3: Recent Developments
NOTE: Questions on pages 35D-35E are used by the teacher during the three games. Afterwards, you can give each student a copy of these pages to do as a quiz or review exercise.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included.