Persepolis: Impact of War on Children

Connections to Persepolis 4: Impact of War on Children

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. 

Curriculum Connections

  • English: Persepolis 
  • History: Middle East, Women's Rights, Censorship, 20th Century World History

Newsela Article

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:

  1. What does Persepolis teach readers about the impact of war on children?
  2. Does society have a responsibility to protect children’s innocence in times of war/conflict? (part of larger unit)

Learning Standard

Common Core Standards for English:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.1       
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.7     
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.9       
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.9
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.2       
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.10
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.6       
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.4
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.6      
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.10
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.3

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