Refugees Around the World

Thursday 3/1/18

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 – 5 minutes

Please open your notebooks to page 24 and write the following heading below the 3 ‘What would you take…” items:

Negative Messaging

Below the heading, please respond to the following prompt:

  • Many politicians and news agencies portray refugees as radicals…as people who pose a threat to Americans. How does that messaging impact you and me?

LESSON – 50 minutes

Today you’ll be working in small groups or individually – up to you. As the image(s) of the notebook below suggest, you have some set up work to do first. Please copy into your notebooks exactly what you see in the examples provided here.


Once you have this in your notebook, your job will be to complete the work, fill in the blanks, answer the questions, etc. You will use the website “The Refugee Project” to get this information.

Naturally, I’m here to answer questions if you have them, but you’ve also got your table mates as resources, so please lean on them as well.

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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