This lesson focuses on two young Jewish survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi death camp. As they return to their home town and the concentration camp, they each tell their story and explain why they were willing to return to such an...
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Students will learn about the similarities and differences of the hunger situation in the two different classifications of countries: industrialized nations and developing nations.
Students identify the reasons for gender inequality in schools and explore what policies and measures are in place for achieving universal primary education for kids all over the world. Students take action to either raise funds and/or to increase awareness of the importance of education for...
Students compare and contrast attributes of school systems across the globe. They will work in small groups to identify the successes and possible school improvements in their own school system and in vulnerable schools around the world.
Students learn what it is like to be a refugee through pictures, video, and stories. They build empathy and do an activity that simulates choices refugees must make.
Unit: Helping Refugees
Use this opening activity to help students understand, on a personal level, what it means to be a refugee. They discuss the benefits of home and family and explore the feelings experienced by refugees who have lost everything.
In this two-part lesson, students view a film and read about the work of UNHCR with refugees. They complete a worksheet about protection of and support for refugees and then discuss the topics in a fishbowl-style discussion group.
Students share what they have learned about refugees and how to help them in a symposium format. Each small group selects a different subtopic related to refugees. They create and present a paper or speech for an event or website. They invite an audience and raise awareness about refugees and...