Iran History Lesson Plan

Instructor: Artem Cheprasov
This lesson plan uses numerous mini activities, an activity, and extension to ensure your students come away with a good foundational understanding of Iranian history.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, students should be able to:

  • define important terms related to Iranian history
  • understand the importance various empires and people played in Iranian history


60-120 minutes without the activity


  • Handouts of the following lessons (one per student):
  • An unlabeled map of the world
  • Images or videos of various ethnic groups, their customs, cultures, dress, etc.
  • An unlabeled map of Iran
  • Colored pencils
  • Paper and art supplies for creating the visual timeline

Curriculum Standards


Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.


Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.


Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).


Warm Up

  • Project or show an unlabeled map of the world onto the screen.
  • Ask your students:
    • Where is Iran?
    • Where was the Persian Empire?

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