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106 resources with the concept refugees

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Close Reading: Paragraph 1 of “Refugee and Immigrant Children: A Comparison” (from “Refugee Children in Canada: Searching for Identity”)

For Teachers 8th Standards
What common challenges do refugees and immigrants face? Using the 9th lesson from the 20-part Grade 8 ELA Module 1, Unit 2 series, pupils read about the similarities in the adaptation process of refugees and immigrants. Partners engage...
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EngageNY

Close Reading: Paragraphs 2 and 3 of “Refugee and Immigrant Children: A Comparison” and Introducing the NYS Expository Writing Rubric

For Teachers 8th Standards
What factors make adaptation successful for refugee and immigrant children? The class explores the topic by reading two paragraphs from "Refugee and Immigrant Children: A Comparison." Next, they engage in a think-pair-share to discuss...
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Analyzing the Content of a Model Essay: “How Ha’s Mother Is Turned ‘Inside Out’”

For Teachers 8th Standards
What are the psychological and emotional effects associated with being a refugee? Scholars consider the question by reading and analyzing an essay, "How Ha's Mother is Turned 'Inside Out.'" Once finished, they engage in a whole-class...
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EngageNY

Mid-Unit Assessment: Analyzing an Informational Text about a Refugee Experience

For Teachers 8th Standards
Refugee & Immigrant Transitions is an organization that helps newcomers adjust to life in the United States through education and community leadership opportunities. As part of a mid-unit assessment, pupils independently read a...
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EngageNY

Building Background Knowledge: Challenges Bosnian Refugees Faced Fleeing and Finding Home

For Teachers 8th Standards
What challenges did Bosnian refugees face as they fled home during the Bosnian War? Scholars read an interview with four refugees and identify common themes that connect the universal refugee experience. They also engage in a...
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Building Background Knowledge and Summarizing: “Refugees: Who, Where, Why” Part 2

For Teachers 8th Standards
What are some universal aspects of refugees' experiences around the world and throughout history? Scholars read the text "Refugees: Who, Where, Why" and create two class anchor charts. Finally, they each write a paragraph that provides...
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Building Background Knowledge, Predicting, and Focusing on Key Vocabulary: “Refugees: Who, Where, Why”

For Teachers 8th Standards
Using the fourth of 20 lessons from the Grade 8 ELA Module 1, Unit 2 series, scholars discuss the challenges refugees face when finding a place to call home. They also read and answer text-based questions about the informational passage...
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EngageNY

Building Background Knowledge: "Fleeing Saigon as Panic Rises”

For Teachers 8th Standards
How can scholars better understand the refugee experience? Pupils read Fox Butterfield's article "Panic Rises in Saigon, but the Exits are Few" and connect it to the novel Inside Out & Back Again. They annotate the text, looking for...
Lesson Planet

Stereotypes vs. Statistics (Grades 4-8)

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Stereotypes can be painful if they are used to discriminate against others. Statistics, however, can be helpful in dispelling myths propagated by stereotypes. Using a thoughtful lesson plan, scholars complete graphic organizers and...
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Carlos Vaquerano

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
An 11-minute video shines a spotlight on Carlos Vaquerano, an El Salvadorian who made his way to the United States of America at the age of 15 to escape the dangers that took over his country. Interviews detail how and why Vaquerano left...
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Cuban Exodus

For Students 4th - 12th
A video spotlights former child refugees and their experience of leaving their home country, Cuba, to live in Florida for a safer life. While Fidel Castro reigned, many Cubans families and small children made the decision to leave,...
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Should We Stay or Should We Return?

For Students 6th - 8th
The journey of Gabriel and Aleul is coming to an end as readers experience their struggle to decide to stay in America or to return to South Sudan. Pupils explore the themes of human rights and assimilation with role-play activities,...
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How Do I Fit In?

For Students 6th - 8th
Explore Gabriel and Aleul's journey to blend into American culture while dealing with prejudice and misconceptions. Learners examine the concepts of tolerance and assimilation with role-play scenarios, worksheets, and class discussions. 
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Who Will We Become?

For Students 6th - 8th
Scholars follow along on Gabriel and Aleul's journey to America and their struggle to continue their education while assimilating into American society. Learners explore themes relating to human rights and the struggles of displaced...
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What Happens to Your Life When You’re Uprooted?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Two young people must flee their village in Sudan while soldiers are rounding up children, forcing them to fight in the conflict between government and rebel forces. What happens to them now? Following the story of Gabriel and Aluel,...
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Where Is Home?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Gabriel and Aluel have finally made it to an international refugee camp. However, Aluel is not allowed to attend school. Pupils examine why and argue for her right to an education using documents from international law. Then, they make...
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Who Do You Trust When Your Life Is at Stake?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Gabriel and Aluel fled their village, which was under attack. Now they must make a series of decisions to survive: Who should they trust? Where should they go? Scholars consider their options and apply them to the larger problems facing...
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Geography Now! Jordan

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
While Jordan is home to a rich history, it lacks the oil of its neighbors. Instead, tourism is its oil and a major source of income. The Middle Eastern nation, however, has had to take on many refugees, thanks to brewing crisis points in...
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An Educators' Guide to Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Books can help teens understand complex global issues. A helpful educator's guide introduces readers to what it's like to be a refugee. Lesson components for the novel Shades of Gray include an anticipation guide and writing and research...
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2015 AP® Human Geography Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How are population and political power related? What is the significance of the globalization of English? Why do refugees leave their home countries? Using structured short-answer questions, scholars unravel complicated dynamics with...
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Diasporas: The Great Geographic Dislocations of History

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The current population distribution throughout the world is largely based on geopolitical events that have forced groups of people to leave their homes forever. High schoolers learn more about the diasporas scattered around the world as...
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How Can Poetry Make People Think and Care?

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Can beautiful words change the world? Literary scholars discover how to paint their visions of change using poetry in a series of three workshops. Each independent topic gives participants a chance to examine their feelings about...
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Effectiveness of Nonviolent Civic Action Simulation on Colombia

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
With new leadership comes new hope! After years of violence, the people of Colombia elect a new president ... could this mean an end to conflict? Civics scholars take part in a large group role-playing exercise designed to illustrate the...
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Simulation on Conflict Prevention in the Greater Horn of Africa

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Is containing a conflict possible in the Horn of Africa? Young peacekeepers engage in a simulation that examines the multi-faceted conflict that exists between the countries of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Representatives from ten countries in...