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  • 1. DRAW A LINE SEPARATING TODAY & YESTERDAY 1) Write: Date: 04/28/11 , Topic: Iran 2) Next line, write “ Opener #50 ” and then: 1) Write 1 high + 1 low in last 24 hours 2) Rate your understanding of yesterday: lost < 1-5 > too easy (3 is perfect) 3) Respond to the Opening Clip by writing at least 1 sentences about : Your opinions/thoughts OR/AND Questions sparked by the clip OR/AND Summary of the clip OR/AND Announcements: None
  • 2. Agenda 1) Iran End Goal, you will be able to… 1) What is America’s most complex relationship in the ME? Reminder 1) Podcast
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  • 4. Notes #50a , Title: “ Iran Notes ” 1) Imperialism in Iran/Persia : UK wants Persia to help protect route to India Russia wants Persia to expand southern border a) 1908: Oil discovered b) 1921: UK place new shah (king) in control, Reza Shah Pahlavi , 1941 , replaces Reza with his son, Mohammad Shah Pahlavi . West stops democracy b/c dictator easier to control
  • 5. Notes #50a , Title: “ Iran Notes ” Review: 0) Islam : Monotheistic religion, related to Judaism & Christianity, 1 bil. followers , called Muslims a) Sunni : 85% of Muslims (majority in Afghanistan, minority in Iraq) b) Shia : 15% of Muslims (majority in Iraq and Iran) 2) Muslim progressives : Believe in separation of Islam + govt , promote peace + equal rights ( Turkey + many Muslim intellectuals ) 3) Muslim extremism : Believe Muslim societies must be run by Muslim govts that strictly follow Quran, incd. limited women rights ( Taliban + Al Qaeda )
  • 6. 4) 1950: Mohammad Mossadeq Elected : a) Friendly relations with Soviets b) Nationalize oil wells (controlled by UK) c) Constitutional monarchy (democracy)
  • 7. Journ #50a , “ Iran Coup Debate ” 1) Read the 2 sides, choose 1 side, and write which you choose and explain why . 2) Then write down what your partner thinks ( include their name at the end ). 1 2 3 4 5 CON: US should support democratic leader 1) People’s right to chose their own leader, not supporting this creates future tension with US 2) Their oil wells do rightly belong to the people of Iran PRO: US should help overthrow democratic pro-Soviet leader 1) Dictatorial Shah is easier to control 2) Shah will make western reforms like woman’s rights
  • 8. Notes #50b , Title: “ Iran Notes ” 5) 1953: Operation Ajax : US + UK intelligence overthrow Mossadeq, bring back Shah
  • 9. 6) 1963: Shah’s White Revolution : a) Modernized Iran’s economy, gave land to poor b) Gave women more rights c) Fiercely punished all opposition to the Shah
  • 10. Review 1) Fundamentalism : Gov should be ruled by teachings of a religion 2) Sharia Law : Islamic legal system using: a) Quran b) Hadith: record of Mohammed's actions c) Ijma: rulings by Islamic scholars d) Qiyas: rulings based on analogies (similarities) to past rulings
  • 11. 6) 1979: Islamic Fundamentalist Take Control : Led by Religions Leader Ayatollah Khomeini , US embassy invaded, US cut all ties with Iran
  • 12. 7) 1980: Iran-Iraq War : Iraq’s Saddam sees Iran’s revolution as a chance to take Iranian land, USSR backs Iran, US backs Iraq
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  • 14. Journ #50b , “ Iran Iraq War Debate ” 1) Read the 2 sides, choose 1 side, and write which you choose and explain why . 2) Then write down what your partner thinks ( include their name at the end ). 1 2 3 4 5 CON: Support Iran 1) Iraq provoked the war through its land grab 2) Saddam is bad person, he during this war used gas on the Kurds (who resisted Saddam) PRO: Support Iraq 1) Saddam is pro-US during the 1980s. 2) Iraq’s military dictator dominating the Middle East is preferable to Iran’s religious fudamentalism
  • 15. Notes #50c , Title: “ Iran Notes ” 8) Iran’s Current Leaders : a) Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (selected by clerics) b) President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (elected)
  • 16. Notes #50c , Title: “ Iran Notes ” Iran’s Green Revolution (2009) : a) Ahmadinejad vs. Mousavi, voter fraud, Ahmadinejad declares victory b) People protest against the govt (gov crack down, revolution fails, military not back ppl )
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  • 18. Notes #50c , Title: “ Iran Notes ” 9) Iran’s Goals : a) Live by religious values (women’s rights?) b) Be local power (over Iraq? Saudi Arabia not like) c) Be indep. from US (nuclear power?)
  • 19. Journ #50d , “ Iran Nuclear Debate ” 1) Read the 2 sides, choose 1 side, and write which you choose and explain why . 2) Then write down what your partner thinks ( include their name at the end ). 1 2 3 4 5 CON: Support Iran 1) US has nukes, why not let each country decide 2) Iran has said it will be a responsible user of nuclear power, unlike US that has used nukes to kill ppl in war PRO: Stop Iran‘s nuclear program 1) Iran won’t target US but can target Israel or sell nukes to terrorists 2) Iran having nukes will lead its neighbors to want nukes, ME Arms Race!
  • 20. Journ #50e , Title “ Iran ” 1) Copy Source Title: Ted Koppel 2…) Discuss questions on the board with a partner. Summarize your discussion ( include their name at the end ). Remember participation points are deducted if off task. 5 Reading/Film Qs Come From These Work Sections
  • 21. Homework: 1) Study today’s notes + journal sections for a possible journal quiz . 2) Pick and listen to your 4 news podcast by next Monday. Journal Check: If your name is called, drop off your journal with Mr. Chiang ( if requested, points lost if your journal is not turned in )