Connections to Persepolis 3: Women in the Middle East
Persepolis, a critically acclaimed graphic novel, by Marjane Satrapi is an autobiographical account of young girl raised during the Islamic revolution in Iran. The themes of Satrapi's work support align to engaging discussions in the impacts of war, censorship, women's rights, and conflict in the Middle East. To view and edit the full lesson open the PDF or .docx below.
- English: Persepolis
- History: Middle East, Women's Rights, Censorship, 20th Century World History
Learning Objective and Essential Questions
Students will be able to make connections between the text they are reading and the real world. They will also be able to answer the following Essential Questions using Newsela Write:
- What does Persepolis teach readers about the way women are seen and treated in the Middle East?
- How are women able to empower themselves in the face of oppression in the real world?
Common Core Standards for English:
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