Refugees: Contributions, creativity and resilience

These resources (for 7-14 year-olds) celebrate 20 years of Refugee Week helping learners to build empathy and understand the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees. Through real-life case studies, films and creative writing, learners will increase empathy towards refugees and learn about shared interests, such as music.

We’ve created five activities designed to take approximately 30-45 minutes.
• Kick start your lesson by creating a safe space and exploring initial views towards refugees and asylum seekers.
• Develop learners’ understanding of key terms and build empathy through real-life case studies.
• Consider how refugees can strengthen their resilience and cope with building a new life.
• Explore how creativity can bring people together to express their feelings and share experiences. This activity uses a short film of a refugee choir for discussion.
• Reflect and consider one simple act learners can do to contribute to Refugee Week 2018.

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  • Refugee-Week-2018-Activities-1-.docx
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  • Refugee-Week-2018-Overview-1-.docx
  • Refugee-Week-2018-Slides-1-.pptx
  • Refugee-Week-2018-Supporting_materials-1-.docx

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Created: May 17, 2018

Updated: Jun 27, 2018


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