Rights of Refugees Discussion

Thursday 3/8/18

Today’s Objective(s): SWBAT

  1. Define ‘Refugee’ and explain how the definition has changed over time
  2. Identify the specific human rights States are obligated to respect when refugees request asylum

Do Now – 5 minutes

  1. Please open your notebooks to page 26-27 and be prepared to talk about your work over the past 2 days
  2. Go around your table taking turns reading one of the questions from p. 26 as well as your answer to it

LESSON – 20 minutes

A very short day…just enough time to talk about the work you’ve done over the past couple of days. Please be prepared to share your learning.

Closing – 0 minutes

Too short for a closing today folks, sorry.


Please respond to the Basecamp message board item called “Homework: Thursday 3/8/18”

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

Notebook catch up day
The evolving definition of ‘Refugee’

Continue Tuesday’s work


Discuss the work from Tue/Wed


Digging into US policy on 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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