Children of Heaven was featured by Edutopia in a post focused on Globalization and Modernization. Our curriculum guide for the film is also a valuable resource for learning about the history of Iran and putting current events into a broader context. Download the guide below and then read the Edutopia post: https://www.edutopia.org/blog/films-teaching-about-globalization-modernization-eileen-mattingly.
Children of Heaven Curriculum Guide
Lesson 1: The Islamic Republic of Iran (Social Studies)
Lesson 2: Viewing Children of Heaven (Media Literacy)
Lesson 3: Understanding Children of Heaven (Language/Visual Literacy)
Lesson 4: Perspectives on Iranian Culture (Film-specific Cross-Cultural Understanding)
Lesson 5: My Home is Tehran (Social Studies)
Lesson 6: Film as Storytelling (Media Literacy/Language Arts)
Lesson 7: Put Yourself in Someone Else’s Shoes (General Cross-Cultural Understanding)
Lesson 8: Keeping Secrets (Mathematics)
Lesson 9: Iran: The Land of Earthquakes (Science)
Lesson 10: Persian Carpets (Art)
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This curriculum guide connects to the following United Nations SDGs. Learn more about teaching with SDGs: https://en.unesco.org/themes/education/sdgs/material.
This award-winning film was featured by Edutopia in an article about using film to teach globalization and modernity: https://www.edutopia.org/blog/films-teaching-about-globalization-modernization-eileen-mattingly.