Student Resources for "Refugees" Notebooks

This page is to be used with the Refugees Student Notebooks.

If you do not have a Student Notebook, please visit here to find out more about these homeschool materials.

Question #1:

What is the Problem with Water?

 

Match the heading below to the one in your Student Notebook 

 
Why Do REfugees Flee their Homes?

GRADES 4-5

GRADES 6-8

"The Global Refugee Crisis: What you need to know" (gives basics of what refugees are and why they flee--news like, no stories)

GRADES 9-12

Video: "Why Did These Families Flee Across the US Border? (Gangs, danger of violence)

"Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and Migrants: Three reasons people flee home" (mentions LGBTQ and sexual abuse--both are mentioned and not described in any detail)

What is life like for a refugee?

GRADES 4-5

"Syrian Refugee Children: A story told in 23 pictures" (inside camp and inside a children's center--focus on photos and captions--what is life like inside the camp? What challenges do those kids face? Why are they there?)

GRADES 6-8

"What Is a Refugee Camp?" (Gives big picture overview and very short stories of people in them.)

GRADES 9-12

Video: "A Life on Hold" (2012--Teenager Omar from Somalia, war, shows smoking and playing cards with all the time on their hands--living in refugee camp, watching friends go. He doesn't leave in this video--hopelessness)

Arrival/Acclimation

GRADES 4-5

GRADES 6-8

GRADES 9-12

Video: "Rain is Beautiful" (2012--Same teen Omar from "A Life on Hold" is granted resettlement. Follow him as he leaves the refugee camp) Family is still left behind in Somalia--can ask lots of good questions about what they notice, how is life different from what they expected, what challenges could you see them facing

Video: "Why Did These Families Flee Across the US Border? (Gangs, danger of violence)

Question #2: 

How Does a Lack of Clean Water Affect People's Lives?

Book Connections

"Voyage of the St. Louis" connects to Refugee

Comparing Two Stories
Getting Another Perspective
Personal Straws

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(Be sure to look for "WATERisLIFE new Clean Sip Straw Filters")​

Water Filters
rainwater harvesting

Desalination of Ocean water

Reflecting on Solutions

Question #3: 

What Solutions

Are Available?

 

Question #4: 

How Can I Help?