Choose your language:
   
  Students   Teachers  
 
Under 16 lesson 1 PDF Print E-mail

1. FORCED TO LEAVE

Preparation:

Have students complete "YOU MUST RUN!" homework assignment (handout provided) before beginning this lesson.

Here are some resources to understand the background to this lesson and the issues involving refugees and countries with unrest.

Materials Needed:

  • YOU MUST RUN handouts
  • Weigh scale
  • Computers with internet access
  • WHY MUST I LEAVE handouts

KEY Explanation
A Easy to read
B Pictures
C Videos
D Technical, in-depth information
E Text based

Resources Rating
Websites
A Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City
A
C B
www.refugeecamp.ca
www.cbc.ca/news/background/refugeecamp/
Refugee Stories
A

B A

C
http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/events/refugeecamp/about/
testimonials.cfm
www.itvs.org/beyondthefire/ (Introduces the real-life stories of 15 teenagers, now living in the U.S., who have survived war in seven war zones)
http://www.unhcr.org/pages/49c3646c24e.html
Who is a Refugee?
D C
D
D
www.refugeecamp.org/about/
(Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders(MSF))
http://www.unhcr.org/pages/49c3646c125.html
www.amnesty.ca/Refugee/who.php
Human Rights
D
E
www.amnesty.org/en/refugees-and-migrants
www.ccrweb.ca/RRDay.html
Lesson Ideas
B A
A B C


E

www.itvs.org/beyondthefire/education.html
www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/01/g912/refugee.html
http://www.ccrweb.ca/RRDay.htm#materials
http://www.hrea.org/index.php?base_id=153
http://www.unhcr.ca/teachers/default.htm
Organization helping refugees

www.msf.ca
www.unhcr.ca
www.icrc.org/eng (International Committee of the Red Cross)
www.refugeesinternational.org/
www.theirc.org/ (International Rescue Committee)
http://care.ca/main/
www.oxfam.ca/
www.savethechildren.ca/index.html
http://www.warchild.ca/
http://www.righttoplay.com/canada/Pages/Home.aspx


Activate
:

Have students present their "YOU MUST RUN" homework assignment. (Handout provided) Encourage students to give reasons and explanations for their choices.


If your time is limited ask for volunteers to present their bags of supplies. Otherwise encourage all students to share their bags. (In the case that all students are not presenting, have them hand in their supply bags with their "YOU MUST RUN" handout for assessment purposes.)

 

After students have presented, take their supply bags and weigh them on a scale. If their bags are over 5 pounds, have them remove items until they reach that weight. Discuss with students reasons why weight might be an issue when fleeing your home. Encourage discussion as students are removing items and talking about what is necessary to bring when fleeing their homes.

 

Acquire:

Have your students complete "WHY MUST I LEAVE" handout (Handout provided) using internet resources. Remind students to record their sources for all information acquired.

 

Apply:

As a closing activity have a short discussion on how students felt or how they think they would have felt if they had to remove items from their supply bag.

Have students write a journal reflection on their thoughts throughout the activities. Starting questions could be:

  • How did you feel when you initially packed your bag?
  • After reading about war torn countries, would you change what you pack?
  • How did it feel if you had to remove items from you bag?
  • How would it feel if you had no time to pack anything?
  • Write from the perspective of a refugee when packing and leaving home, how do you think they would feel?

Take in journal reflections and respond with feedback.

 

Tools/Handouts:



 


 

Last Updated ( Sunday, 31 October 2010 19:03 )
 

Promotional Material

Promotional material for your schools is now available for the 2010/2011 editon of the Pedro Arrupe Award.

If you wish to download printable versions of the 2010/2011 brochure for schools, please follow the links below...

Brochure English
Brochure French
Brochure Spanish
Brochure Dutch

CORRIGENDUM: The foreseen trip for the under 19 years old students to Macedonia, will be replaced by a trip to Malta

Follow these links to see the Pedro Arrupe Award Website in your language (ENGLISH, SPANISH, FRENCH)

Available Now!!

The poster for the Pedro Arrupe Award 2010/2011. Click here to download a printable version to display in your school.