Students will identify the differences between refugees and other migrants. They will determine the myriad of challenges refugees face in their daily lives. The learners will define and discuss examples of terms related to refugees and the common good. They will explore the refugee experience and recognize some of the causes and effects of being a refugee. Analyzing The Universal Declaration of Human Rights will offer them the opportunity to relate refugees and themselves to basic human rights and the concepts of enlighened self-interest and the common good. They will define the words philanthropy and empathy and brainstorm ideas for acting philanthropically to addess the issues faced by refugees or others in need. Students will also analyze the geographic changes and issues that may cause forced displacement. By using the Model United Nations format, they will create plans that could potentially help refugees.
Focus Questions: What are the present world events that are producing refugees? What sector(s) of society is responsible to address issues experienced by refugees?
Six 45-Minute Sessions, Plus time to plan and carry out a service project
The learner will:
Students research countries that produce refugees and those that receive refugees. They plan and implement a service project that addresses issues faced by refugees or other people in need.
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