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

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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 think-pair-share to discuss their reading.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Help build background knowledge by discussing the Bosnian War
Classroom Considerations

  • The sixth of 20 consecutive lessons from the Grade 8 ELA Module 1, Unit 2 series 
  • Expects familiarity with the book Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
Pros

  • Provides options for differentiating instruction to meet various learners' needs
  • Includes teacher notes to help with lesson preparation 
Cons

  • None
Common Core