Why Iran Matters: Geopolitics in the Middle East

Why Iran Matters: Geopolitics in the Middle East

On September 22, 2015 educators went beyond the headlines to gain an understanding of Iran and its people. Professor Kristian Coates Ulrichsen highlighted Iran’s geopolitical role in the Middle East and discussed the implications of the nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1. Next, Bookda Gheisar, director of the Mona Foundation, helped us understand the culture and society of Iran. Having just returned from the country itself, Bookda took educators on a journey to Iran and challenged some common misconceptions Americans may have about this complex country. This 55-page resource packet provides a comprehensive look at Iran, including articles, lesson plans, infographics, book and film lists and more. We cover everything from Iran’s political actors to nuclear technology and women’s issues.

Iran’s Theocracy: Who Has the Power? Lesson Plan
Revolutions and Reforms: A Case Study of Iran Lesson Plan
Iran’s Strained Economy: Economic Sanctions Lesson Plan
All About Uranium Lesson Plan

Compiled by Amy Lutterloh, Maggie Archbold, Kayley Knopf, Rachel Zachariah, and Ryan Hauck.