Table of Contents

From the book: The Ancient Culture in Persia

Lessons for Teaching Ancient Persia

Contents

Teaching Ancient Cultures 1

Introduction to the Teaching of Ancient Persia 5

Lesson 1 The Creation from the Zend-Avesta 5

Lesson 2 Light and Shadow 8

Lesson 3 The Land of Ancient Persia 11

Lessons 4,5, 6 Zarathustra 15

Beginning Composition 17

The Story of Zarathustra 19

Main Lesson Activities for Lessons 4,5, and 6 27

Scenes from the Life of Zarathustra 30

Lessons 7,8,9 The Kingdoms of Ahura Mazdao 34

The Sixteen Kingdoms 35

The Kingdoms from the Zend-Avesta 39

Main Lesson Activities for Lessons 7,8,9 40

Lesson 10 The Winged Ahura from Persepolis 44

Form Drawings Using Iranian Motifs 47