Daily Lessons for Teaching Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America

Firoozeh Dumas
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Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1 through 3)

Objective

Chapters 1 through 3

Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America relates the story of Firoozeh Dumas, whose family emigrated from Abadan, Iran, to Whittier, California in the 1970s when she was seven years old. The memoir was on the SF Chronicle and LA Times bestseller lists and was a finalist for the PEN/USA award in 2004. In this lesson, students are introduced to the book and will research and discuss its author, Firoozeh Dumas.

Lesson

1) Teacher Lecture: Introduce the book to the class. Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America relates the story of Firoozeh Dumas, whose family emigrated from Abadan, Iran, to Whittier, California in the 1970s when she was seven years old.

2) Research Activity: Allow students time in the beginning of class to conduct independent research on the book, including overviews of subject and theme, and the...

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