Students wrapped up their diagramming of Iranian government by explaining (using evidence of course) where the power resides.
After discussing their answers as a class, we watched the following video, which discusses the impact of oil, nuclear activity, and sanctions on Iranian politics:
The video is presented with a distinct bias, but conveys the main ideas regarding the impact of those main themes.
PPT: April 15 – Iran
Homework: Theocracy and its Discontents
For homework, prepare for a fishbowl discussion by reading the document above, and typing out answers to the questions on the last page.