We will be watching excerpts from the film Persepolis. It is the coming of age story of a girl named Marjane. But first a little background on Iran.
Describe Persepolis. What did it look like, what was its purpose, and what happened to it? Use this link. Be sure to watch the video.
Early in the story we learn that Marjane’s grandfather was a Qajar Prince. Do research on the Qajar dynasty. Use this link. Also use the handout. Answer the following:
Who were the Qajar? When did they rule? What was accomplished during their reign? What influence did the British and the Russians have on Qajar rulers?