These resources for teachers provide cross-curricular classroom activities to support The Phoenix of Persia and its music as well as the other books and objects in The Shahnameh Box. The teacher resources complement these physical resources but the activities can also be enjoyed alone as complete units or smaller learning components. In these activities, you can delve into the rich artistic and cultural heritage of Iran by exploring its literature, art, music, history, geography and more.
- Download The Phoenix of Persia Teacher Resources
- Download The Chain Game
- Download our two evaluation tools for Global Citizenship Education
– What would you see in Iran?
– Iran or UK?
- Download a poster of The Phoenix of Persia for your classroom or library
The Shahnameh Box, available via your local schools library service, explores one of the greatest epics of world literature and its history through cultural artefacts, books and objects. To borrow The Shahnameh Box from your schools library service, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7364 6428.
Meet the musicians
In The Phoenix of Persia, you can hear original music composed by Iranian musicians Amir Eslami (ney), Nilufar Habibian (qanun), Saeid Kord Mafi (santur and daff) and Arash Moradi (tanbur), with a dynamic performance of the story by author Sally Pomme Clayton. Each instrument represents a different character in the story.
- Meet the musicians and learn more about the Iranian instruments in the book
- Read more about the music at: www.city.ac.uk/arts-social-sciences/music/research/impact-iranian-music-phoenix-of-persia
For School Visits or Events
- To book Sally Pomme Clayton, contact: email@example.com
- To arrange school music workshops or book the musicians, contact: Professor Laudan Nooshin L.Nooshin@city.ac.uk
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The teacher resources were created by Tiny Owl Publishing, HEC Global Learning Centre and Professor Laudan Nooshin (City, University of London).