I don’t know how long this story will be going-on, but it’s certainly a pretty amazing one now. I thought I’d put together a quick “The Best…” list that will expand, and which I hope will be useful when I start teaching summer school to a class of English Language Learners next week.
Here are my picks for The Best Sites For Learning About The Protests In Iran (and, of course, that are accessible to ELL’s):
As background, here’s a simple infographic showing Iran’s political system and here’s one from the BBC that’s more detailed. The BBC site also has a fair amount of background on Iran itself.
Agence France Presse also has a nice interactive on the country’s government.
Here are also some accessible pages of basic information on Iran from sites listed on The Best Reference Websites For English Language Learners — 2008:
Iran Information From The World Info Zone
Tehran, Iran From National Geographic
The Telegraph also has a more detailed explanation of the country’s governance structure, as well as photos of the protests.
Iran’s Disputed Election is a series of photos from The Boston Globe’s Big Picture.
Iran Election Reactions is a series of photos from the Denver Post.
On The Streets In Tehran is a slideshow from The Wall Street Journal.
Here’s a video from Reuters on today’s massive protest in Tehran.
As always, feedback is welcome.
Election Protests In Iran is a slideshow from The Age in Australia.
Thousands Protest In Iran is a video from The New York Times.
MSNBC has another video of Iranian protests.
MSNBC also has a slideshow of protests taking place around the world.
Chaos In Iran is the title of this CBS News video report.
Opposition Defies Protest Ban in Tehran is a slideshow from The New York Times.
USA Today also has a slideshow on the protests.
The English Blog also has more links to photos and articles about what’s happening in Iran.
Here’s a more recent video from The New York Times and Channel 4 News on the protests.
Fourth Day of Protests in Tehran is a slideshow from the Wall Street Journal.
Iran’s Power Structure is a good interactive description from the Associated Press.
Iran’s Recent History is an accessible interactive about…Iran’s recent history. It, too, is from the Associated Press.
Iran: Electoral watchdog eyes recount is a new interactive from Agence France Presse.
Iran’s Continued Election Turmoil is a series of photos from The Big Picture.
Behind The Scenes With Mir-Hossein Mousavi is a slideshow from TIME Magazine.
CBBC Newsround has a very accessible page on updated Iran news, as well as an excellent piece on What’s Going On In Iran?
Protests Rock Iran is a piece from TIME For Kids.
Unrest Continues In Iran is a slideshow from CNN.
Protests Fill Tehran’s Streets is a slideshow from The New York Times.
The Voice Of America has two reports that provide audio support for the text. Plus, they have some good video.
Iran Erupts is a slideshow from LIFE.
Iranian Protests: Then and Now is a video from The New York Times.
Here’s an amateur video of the protests hosted by The Wall Street Journal.
Protesting Iran’s Election Around The World is a slideshow from TIME Magazine.
Iranians World-Wide Protest Vote Results is a slideshow from the Wall Street Journal.
MSNBC describes the key players in Iran’s power structure.
A History of Modern Iran is a slideshow from MSNBC.
Protests Build as Iran Continues Media Crackdown is a slideshow from The New York Times.
CNN has interactive timeline of Iran’s recent history and a map of the protest locations.
Hundreds of Thousands Mourn Dead In Iran is an Associated Press online video on the most recent rally.
Here are more images from the same rally.
The Guardian also has photos from the most recent rally.
CNN has an interactive explaining Iran’s Power Structure.
Iran Mourns, Protests Continue is a slideshow from The Wall Street Journal.
Major Defiance, Small Concessions is a slideshow from The New York Times.
In Tehran, Terror in Plain Clothes is a slideshow from TIME Magazine.
Khamenei Warns Against Further Protests is a slideshow from the Wall Street Journal.
The Wall Street Journal has posted an excellent interactive timeline showing what has happened day-by-day in Iran since the Presidential election.
CNN has photos of police attacking protesters in the most recent demonstration on Saturday.
The Mashable blog has posted Iran Election Crisis: 10 Incredible YouTube Videos. (see The Best Ways To Access Educational YouTube Videos At School)
MSNBC has photos of protesters being blocked by Iran’s security forces.
The Wall Street Journal has video of tear gas being fired at protesters.
Police Officers Clash With Protesters in Iran is a slideshow from The New York Times.
CNN has more photos of violence against protesters in Iran.
Explosion of Violence in Tehran is a slideshow from The Wall Street Journal.
A Troubled Week In Iran is the title of a series of photos from The Boston Globe’s Big Picture.
Heads Up English has an ESL lesson on the Iran protests.
Agence Presse France has an interactive graphic titled Iran: Revolutionary Guards threaten to stifle election protests.
Neda Agha-Soltan, the young Iranian woman whose death was captured in a famous video uploaded to YouTube, has been a symbol of the protests in Iran.
TIME Magazine has just published a slideshow titled “Who Was Neda Agha-Soltan?”
The New York Times also has a video that includes a clip from the original video as well as commentary.
CNN has also just posted a slideshow on her life.
Timeline: Aftermath of the Iranian Elections is an interactive feature from The New York Times.
New Protests in Tehran as Cleric Assails Handling of Unrest is a slideshow from The New York Times.
The Wall Street Journal published a slideshow titled Iranian Police Break Up Memorial Rally.
Iran Protests Erupt Amid Quds Rally is a slideshow from The Wall Street Journal.
Student Day Protests In Iran is a slideshow from TIME Magazine.
Protests Mark Iran Anniversary is a slideshow from the Wall Street Journal.
Other suggestions are, as always, welcome.
If you found this post useful, you might want to look at previous “The Best…” lists and also consider subscribing to this blog for free.
Mousavi’s Flickr photostream is a pretty amazing resource.
Perfect timing, Larry!
You’re a star for listing these – much more efficient than a wade through Google. Off to class,
Thanks very much, Karenne
Thanks for the links. This is an amazing event especially considering the role Twitter, YouTube and other social media sites are playing. The only other site I would add is Andrew Sullivan’s The Daily Dish blog on The Atlantic magazine’s website. It is a great source of information, pictures, and videos. Of course, Twitter’s hashtag #iranelection provides real time updates.
Boing Boing also has some great guidelines on what NOT to do on Twitter to support those twittering & blogging the events in Iran
We put together a site that helps give an overview of the Iran elections at http://demos.funnymonkey.com/feeds/
It aggregates news from a variety of sources; taken collectively, it lets people get a sense of the events as they have unfolded over time.
A description of the site (which is definitely a quick and dirty build; ie, not at all polished) is at http://funnymonkey.com/future-of-news-civic-media
Couldn’t we elect Larry BEST teacher on the Earth??? His work about best sites is simply astonishing!!! Thank you for your great help, Larry!
ATTILIO G. – EFL Teacher – Bergamo – Italy