Monday, June 15, 2009

Elections in Iran

The New York Times is running an article entitled, "Top Cleric Calls for Inquiry as Protesters Defy Ban in Iran." The article begins, "Hundreds of thousands of people marched through central Tehran on Monday to protest Iran’s disputed presidential election in an extraordinary show of defiance that appeared to be the largest antigovernment demonstration here since the 1979 revolution."

Consider asking students to:
1. Search Twitter for information about the crisis in Iran and report back something interesting to the entire class. (Challenge students to demonstrate that the information that they report is accurate.)
2. Create a Google Earth Layer devoted to the crisis in Iran. Students could mark sites where important events are occurring.
3. Try and find somebody in Iran with whom the class could have an exchange. Twitter and Skype will help accomplish this objective.

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