Upper School Family Speaks About Iranian Revolution With Students
Perspective is everything when learning about history. One person’s perspective can dramatically change how history is “told”. The students of Upper School’s Global II Honors class have been examining the many perspectives of the Iranian Revolution by reading different novels and textbooks and watching different films on the event to gain a broad view of the revolution.
On Friday, Sept. 15, Upper School student Neusha Kharrati, Class of 2020, invited members of her family to speak with her classmates about how the Iranian Revolution affected their lives. Neusha’s grandfather, mother, aunt, and uncle gave their perspective of how Iran was forever changed by the revolution.
Neusha’s family talked about the freedoms they enjoyed before the revolution and how they faced prejudice while living in the United States during the Iranian hostage crisis. Their message to students was to “get to know your neighbors”. Neusha’s uncle said that the more that we get to know our neighbors in our community the less prejudice we will be to others.
Francis Parker School is a private, independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12 from across San Diego County. Founded in 1912, the Lower School is located on the Mission Hills Campus with the Upper and Middle Schools on the Linda Vista Campus. Parker's mission is to inspire a diverse community of independent thinkers whose academic excellence, global perspective and strength of character prepare them to make a meaningful difference in the world.