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Teaching Persia's 1,000 year old windmills

Persia's 1,000 year old windmills

These amazing windmills are among the oldest in the world. Located in the Iranian town of Nashtifan, initially named Nish Toofan, or "storm's sting," the windmills have withstood winds of up to 74 miles an hour. With the design thought to have been created in eastern Persia between 500-900 A.D., they have been in use for several centuries.

National Geographic

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What do these windmills tell us about Persian society 1,000 years ago?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas, RI.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

1,2,4
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