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The Iran Hostage Crisis. Where's Iran ? Whip around…. What’s going on in Iran today?. *Video clip. Note Card. Name: Number 1-10. 1. Should Iran be allowed to have nuclear weapons? Why?. Iranian Revolution: the government was overthrown and the Shah (leader) of Iran fled the country.

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Where s iran whip around
Where's Iran? Whip around…

Note card
Note Card


Number 1-10

Iran in 1979

  • Iranian Revolution: the government was overthrown and the Shah (leader) of Iran fled the country.

  • The US supported the recently overthrown Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. The Shah was allowed into the U.S. for medical treatment. The Iranians wanted the United States to return the Shah to them for trial of the crimes committed by him during his reign.

  • The US refused to return the Shah to Iran.

  • Anti-US protests breakout all over Iran…

  • A letter is sent to President Carter briefing him on the situation…

Iran in 1979

White house memorandum

White House memorandum

Argo movie clip

Argo movie clip

Crisis simulation

Crisis simulation!

Survivor interview

Survivor interview

4 corners

  • Please go to each corner and read the survivors accounts of the Iran Hostage Crisis.

  • Answer the following questions...

  • 8. How was the embassy takeover in Argo different then then the real event?

  • 9. What happened after a failed escape attempted by the hostages?

  • 10. How did the survivors describe their time in captivity?

4 corners

Us response

US response

Us response1

  • Operation Iran’s government property.Eagle Claw: was an American military operation ordered by U.S. President Jimmy Carter to attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis by rescuing 52 Americans held captive at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran on 24 April 1980. Its failure, and the humiliating public debacle that ensued, damaged American prestige worldwide.

US response

Quick write 4 to 6 sentences

Quick write (4 to 6 sentences)