Refugees Around the World, Day 2

Friday 3/2/18

Today’s Objective(s): SWBAT

  1. Describe the trend of Refugee growth over the past few decades
  2. Compare and contrast the refugee experience in two different countries

Do Now – 10 minutes

Please open your notebooks to page 24-25 and share your findings with your table mates. If you haven’t completed some of that work, take the time to do so now.

LESSON – 50 minutes

After we’ve all had a chance to complete and review the information we began exploring yesterday, we’re going to have a class discussion about some important questions…

  1. What stood outMaybe the overall refugee numbers in 2016? Or the recognition that the US is nowhere near the top of the list of countries that take in refugees. Or how about the fact that 1 out of every 6 people in Lebanon is a refugee? to you about what you learned?
  2. Why do you think Turkey, Pakistan and Lebanonhave so many refugeesIs it something to do with their government policies? Or their people's attitudes? Or maybe their location??
  3. Why do you think the top 3 origin countries of refugees in the US are China, Haiti and El SalvadorLocation? Culture? Government policies? Something else??

Closing – 10 minutes

We will finish off the class period by coming back together to discuss our findings.


Please respond to the Basecamp message board item called “Homework: Thursday 3/1/17

The content and activities discussed on this post either come directly from, or were inspired by, the EdX course called “The Rights of Refugees“, which was created by Amnesty International.

Unit Objectives

  1. Identify the 30 human rights, prioritize among these rights, and articulate why human rights are important to them as individuals
  2. Apply understanding of human rights to new situations
  3. Demonstrate the ability to see the world from another person’s perspective
  4. Synthesize understanding about existing HRs, and about HRs issues in our community to develop new, relevant ideas that connect to our community

This Week’s Agenda


Finishing up some Bill of RIghts work/discussion


Beginning to explore the human rights of refugees


We’re talking Refugees…



Quote of the Week

“The time as we know it subjectively is often the chronology that stories and novels follow: it is the continuous thread of revelation.”

Eudora Welty


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