Refugee Stories: Mapping a Crisis. Teaching with the News Objectives Students will: Explore the human geography of the current refugee crisis.Employ data to create a map of the crisis.Examine one refugee’s story and use it to map his or her experiences.Consider challenges facing the international community and weigh responses to the crisis.
Resources Handout - Key Terms Handout - Refugee and IDP Data—2015 Handout - Mapping the Global Crisis Handout - Mapping One Refugee’s Journey Handout - Refugee Stories Optional Videos - Life on Hold Slideshow - Maps Note: Teaching about the global refugee crisis may require special sensitivity. Note: Colored pencils or markers are helpful for this activity. 1.
Write the question "What might force you (and your family) to abandon your home and leave your country? " Distribute Key Terms, and review each term with the class. What are refugees and internally displaced persons? How to teach ... about refugees. The number of people forced to flee their homes has now exceeded 50 million for the first time since the second world war.
The issue is firmly in the international spotlight at the moment. In Europe, thousands of refugees from countries including Eritrea and Somalia put themselves in danger every day by attempting to cross the Mediterranean in over-crowded boats, while in Asia the plight of the Rohingya people, for example, has been widely covered.
Refugee Week, which starts on Monday 15 June, celebrates the contribution refugees make to the UK. This week’s how to teach includes lots of ideas and resources to help you explain the current refugee crisis to your class. Primary ideas Discover what primary children know and think about refugees with this resource from the British Red Cross. As a follow-up activity, ask students to draw two pictures: one under the title “Leaving danger” and another entitled “Finding refuge”. Secondary ideas Ideas for all ages. Curriculum Resources for Teaching About Refugees. Refugee Stories: Mapping a Crisis.
Bringing refugee issues into the classroom. Refugee awareness - Teaching ideas. OPENCities – Lesson 2: Why do people migrate? How to talk to your kids about the refugee crisis. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the horrible scenes in Syria, neighbouring countries and Europe right now.
Sometimes children don’t have ways of understanding what they see, and can be particularly vulnerable to feelings of anxiety, stress and sadness. But having an open, supportive discussion with your kids can help them understand, cope and even make a positive contribution. Here are seven important things to keep in mind. 1. Ask open questions and listen Start by asking your kids’ permission to talk about the issue. 2. Children have a right to truthful information about what’s going on in the world but adults also have a responsibility to keep them safe from distress. This family is walking from Greece into the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. 3. When we’re seeing lots of confronting images, it can sometimes feel like the crisis is all around us.