Teacher Created Lessons

Here you will find teacher created lessons and resources that you may find helpful and want to incorporate into your classroom or lesson plan.


Created by Saviz Safizadeh of the Pierce Middle School in Milton, MA, this intra-curricular resource introduces Nowruz, the Persian cultural celebration of the New Year.  Science, language arts, and social studies are covered in the curriculum.  Includes a powerpoint presentation about the earth's rotation and the spring equinox, a unit on the Persian folktale Naneh Sarma, and a unit on the Iranian film The White Balloon.

Nowrooz Lesson Plans

Spring Equinox Powerpoint

Spring Equinox Questions

Naneh Sarma, part 1

Naneh Sarma, part 2

Naneh Sarma, part 3

Naneh Sarma, part 4