Students will gain insight into what it means to be a refugee and the difficulties refugees face to survive. Students will also explore the role of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in their work with refugees and discuss details of its operations. Students will produce a symposium on the work of UNHCR in a virtual online presentation or as a traditional presentation. Focus Question: What is life like for refugees, and how can we help them locally and globally?
Five 45-Minute Sessions, plus time to prepare presentations and optional time for a service project
The learner will:
Students advocate for refugees in a symposium. As an optional extension, they design and carry out a service project, such as a fundraiser, to address the needs of refugees.
This unit was written for USA for UNHCR by Greg Timmons, who is a former social studies teacher, now freelance writer and educational consultant.
Links to UNHCR-related sites
See individual lessons for benchmark detail.
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