Protests in Iran: Mahsa Amini

On September 13th, Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman, was arrested by Iran's morality police for allegedly breaking the rule that requires women to cover their hair with a hijab, or headscarf. Ms Amini died in custody and many people believe this was a result of police brutality. This sparked protests across the country.

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This feature is part of our line-up of ten Festival resources. Help students understand why people are protesting in Iran and the difficulties protesters might face.

Use this one-hour Headline lesson to help your students:

  • Understand some of the context around the protests in Iran
  • Discuss whether people outside the country should speak out
  • Share ideas on how to spot misinformation and fake news

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