The Global Homeless: An Overview of the International Refugee Crisis

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Description: The objective of the lesson is to introduce students to the concept of a refugee, as opposed to economic migrants, including an analysis of the primary causes of forced migration and the three basic responses to refugee crises around the world. Students will compare an historical example of forced migration, resulting in the refugee status of one of Oklahoma’s tribal people to the status of contemporary examples of refugees in both the western and eastern hemisphere. Students are encouraged to demonstrate their own independent inquiries into the international refugee crises through the creation of a Thinklink digital product, which can be shared online with fellow students.

 Grade level(s): Middle School

Standards: OAS, GFL
Produced By: Pam Merrill