Geography Now! Iran

It's the world's second largest producer of oil, the largest producer of caviar, and home to numerous ancient and sacred landmarks. Iran—once the hotbed of Islamic conservatism—is also undergoing a cultural shift with a younger population that rejects some of the old ways. A video resource unpacks the cultural, geographical, and religious characteristics of the Persian county.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Offer the resource to help inform a class discussion of the difference between Sunni and Shi'a Muslims
Classroom Considerations

  • Part of the extensive Countries A-Z playlist, the video is number 79
  • A joke about the word penetration may be inappropriate for some viewers
Pros

  • Video concisely describes difficult concepts, such as divisions in Islam
  • Narrator is engaging with funny examples to illustrate themes
Cons

  • None