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The Iran Hostage Crisis

The Iran Hostage Crisis


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Grade Level Grades 6-12

About This Lesson

On November 4, 1979, Iranian students in Tehran seized the U.S. Embassy in Iran and took 52 Americans hostage. The Iran Hostage Crisis lasted for 444 days and ended minutes after President Jimmy Carter left office in 1981. This lesson looks at the causes of the crisis, the events during those 444 days and the impacts of this event. Students will view archival video and hear from experts and eyewitnesses to learn about this event.

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Lesson Plan: The Iran Hostage Crisis

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