The newest documentary from the makers of Living on One Dollar, Zach and Chris head to Jordan for an up close look at life in a Syrian refugee camp. There they take on the challenges that refugees face daily living in close quarters in tents, in places where many amenities are non existent, and some of the survival mechanisms they have implemented to rise above their circumstances. Much like their first documentary, Salam Neighbor is very well made, with great explanations and up close interviews with refugees about the challenges they face and the hardships which forced them to flee their country. If you are teaching Middle East, this is an excellent overture into the conflict in Syria. Download includes warm up activities to build prior knowledge and separate fact from fiction, questions for the film and topics for follow up. Since many questions in this guide will depend on student opinion, answer key is not included. Lesson takes two days to complete and is suitable for any high school social studies class. Documentary is available on Netflix for free or available for purchase from

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