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"HOME" LESSON PLAN

BELOW IS A SERIES OF DRAWINGS BY SYRIAN REFUGEE CHILDREN, DRAWN FROM THE PROMPT "HOME".

LESSON A

ACTIVITY  WHAT DO YOU SEE?

   Instructions:

 

  1. As a class, open up each drawing in full screen and go through the pictures slowly, pausing for questions and responses.

  2. What are these drawings about? What do you see in them?

  3. Split into eight groups, with each discussing one of the images.

  4. Why do you think the child who drew the picture included these things in his or her picture?

  5. Does your selected picture describe an experience the child artist has lived through, or is it a picture about his or her current living conditions?

  6. How do you feel while looking at the refugees' pictures? 

 

 

[For the instructor: these pictures were inspired by the prompt "home" and should lead into Lesson B.]

LESSON B

ACTIVITY  WHAT IS HOME?

Instructions: 

 

1.   Present the Question: What is Home?

2.  Each student is asked to free-write the first five words they associate with "Home".

3.  Divide the students into small groups and ask them to discuss the five words that each associated with "home".

4.  Following this exercise, have each student choose one of the words and draw what that word means to them.

5.  Compare the drawings to the Syrian children's illustrations above.

 

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LGBTI TERMINOLOGY BOARDGAME (for ages 14+)

LGBTI PERSONS ARE AMONG THE MOST AT RISK SYRIAN REFUGEES. Most individuals flee their home countries and seek protection abroad. LGBTI individuals may be under a continuous threat of human rights abuses due to discriminatory laws and hostile societal attitudes in their countries of asylum

DOWNLOAD AND PRINT OUT THE THREE SECTIONS BELOW: KEY PHRASES, DEFINITIONS, AND INSTRUCTORS ANSWER KEY.

 

Instructions:

 

  1. Download the first two sheets below, one is a boardgame, the other is a pack of phrase cards

  2. In small groups, thoughtfully match the card to the definition

  3. Using the answer list and the question prompts, discuss each definition and why it was chosen until all are correctly matched and understood

REFUGEES: WHO, WHERE & WHY

DOWNLOAD AND PRINT OUT THE FOLLOWING HAND-OUT FOR STUDENTS.

PART I

 

Instructions:

 

  1. Begin the class with review questions; Why do people leave their home countries? Why do refugees in particular leave their home countries?

  2. After the revision questions, the students are each given a copy of the Activity Sheet Refugees: Who, Where and Why? to complete. This can be done individually and then verbally checked, or it can be done as a class exercise.

PART II

 

Instructions:

 

  1. Finally, to help the students see that the refugee crisis is a worldwide crisis, they should identify on a world map, the countries that generate refugees, and the countries that have offered asylum to refugees.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Afghanistan

Rwanda

Bosnia

Liberia

Iraq

Somalia

Sudan

Syria

Eritrea

Angola

Sierra Leone

MAIN COUNRY OF ASYLUM

Iran / Pakistan / CIS/ India

Burundi / Tanzania / Uganda / Zaire

Croatia / Yugoslavia / Germany

Guinea / Cote D'ivoire / Ghana / Nigeria

Iran / Saudi Arabia

Djibouti / Ethiopia / Kenya / Yemen

Uganda / Zaire / Kenya / Ethiopia

Turkey / Lebanon / Pakistan

Sudan

Zaire / Zambia / Congo/ Namibia

Guinea / Liberia

Lessons have been sourced from UNHCR.
In partnership with International
Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP).
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All proceeds will go towards the legal aid of at-risk refugees.

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