Do you teach Fitzgerald's translation? Rubaiyat Stanza Interpretations In this activity students create their own illustrated versions of "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam" A great resource for lessons on Asian poetry or literature overall.
A great podcast that goes into Khayyam's background and discusses the popularity of "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam" today. and Sufi Surfboards. It runs about 54 minutes, but the first 34 minutes are with Hazhir Teimourian directly about Khayym. The lat twenty are about the Sufi Surfboards - The Spirit of Things - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Poetry from another country can seem strange and foreign, get your students ready for a poetry unit by having them create their own poetic journey. Perfect way to increase student voice, learn about your students, and help them learn about one another.