This is a powerful and poignant slideshow, accompanied by music, about asylum seekers and refugees. A picture speaks a thousand words and these images certainly do that. This is an ideal resource for Refugee Week which takes place in June and Refugee Day which is held on 20th June each year.
This resource could be used in a variety of ways –for an assembly, to stimulate discussion and creative writing. The slides could be printed off and used for display.
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Refugee Week / Day Presentation
This is a fully editable and informative PowerPoint presentation on Refugee Week / Refugee Day, with a focus on the Syrian War and refugees. The PowerPoint contains hyperlinks to a video about the Syrian War and a poignant video and poem recital by a teenage asylum seeker.
Simulation Activity Pack and Worksheets
This activity pack contains an editable lesson plan. The simulation activity is in the form of a PowerPoint and there are follow-up activities that include questions for discussion and three evaluation and review worksheets.
The simulation has 8 scenarios. Groups of pupils are required to make decisions/take actions. Some of the scenarios are accompanied by a timer with dramatic music playing to simulate the confusion in which refugees have to make quick decisions. Sample Scenarios include:
- Scenario 1 - War has broken out. The group have to leave home and are required to choose 6 items to take with them.
- Scenario 4 - The truck runs out of fuel and the group have to walk. To make the journey easier everyone has to take the heaviest item out of their bag to make it lighter.
- Scenario 6 – The group reach the coast. There is a small boat waiting. However, the boat can only take four people.
- Scenario 7 – The man with the boat wants payment. The group must give any money they have to him. If they have no money they have to give him their most valuable item.
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