Preparing to Teach About World Refugee Day

June 4, 2019
World Refugee Day
Online

Preparing to Teach About World Refugee Day

Global migration is one of today's defining issues. On the US-Mexico border, in European cities, and in vast African camps, the challenges facing refugees are profound. On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20, the United Nations (UN) commemorates the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. This year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee. In this webinar, we'll explore ways to bring this pivotal issue to the classroom, including new multimedia resources, strategies for understanding key terms and laws, and approaches to sparking reflection and discussion.

 

In this webinar, we will examine teaching ideas that:

  • Explore how an individual’s story, told with rich imagery and language, can spark empathy and ethical reflection on an issue whose vast scale can be difficult to grasp

  • Provide critical context to help students understand international and US policy regarding asylum and its human consequences

  • Consider the term asylum, why might people seek it, and unpack to what extent countries have an obligation to provide asylum


This webinar is from 3pm–4pm ET. If this time does not work for your schedule, be sure to register and we’ll let you know when the recording is posted in our On-Demand Learning Center.

Online
June 4, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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