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Sudan -- Efforts to Avert Genocide in the Making
Students examine current events in Sudan and their efforts to prevent another genocide. They identify the roles of different humanitarian organizations in the area. They research the efforts to bring those accused of genocide to justice.
Build a U.S. Strategy for Responding to the Crisis in Sudan
Students work together in groups to discover the situation in Sudan. They discuss what problems arise from helping a foreign country. They answer questions and watch a video as well.
Crisis in Sudan: Responding to Medical Emergencies
High schoolers examine the crisis in Sudan. They identify the medical situation in the region and discover how they respond to emergencies. They research diseases that are prevalent in the region as well.
Students consider animal migration patterns that have been recently documented in Sudan. They investigate the migratory patterns of animals and discuss how human conflicts and activities affect migratory wildlife populations.
Sorrow in Sudan
Students explore the various groups and organizations involved in the Darfur conflict. Through investigative research, students gain insight into this complex issue.
Cartoons for the Classroom: Drawing Attention
In this current events learning exercise, students analyze political cartoons about the scores of people dying in Sudan. Students respond to 5 talking point questions.
SOS from Sudan
Students examine the Darfur crisis. In this current events activity, students visit selected websites to discover details about the history of Sudan, ethnic cleansing by the Arab Janjaweed militias, and the condition of children caught in conflict.
Darfur, Sudan: Beyond the Headlines
Students examine the situation in Darfur, Sudan. They research the situation beyond what is seen in the headlines. They compare and contrast the situation in Sudan with the situation in Rwanda years earlier.
God Grew Tired of Us: Culture Clash and Community-Building
Students study the impelled migration of the Lost Boys (and Girls) from their homeland in southern Sudan to refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya and the eventual resettlement of thousands in the United States. They examine culture clash and community-building across multiple scales and contexts:
The Genocide Teaching Project
Young scholars investigate what genocide is as well as places that it is found in the 20th century. They trace the history of genocide back to the events that occurred in Sudan's history. Brainstorming ways to prevent the ongoing conflicts and injustices of genocide in the world as well as the United States is covered within this lesson in depth.
Suffering in Sudan
Learners investigate the humanitarian crisis in the Sudan. They examine the make up of the rebel groups involved in the fighting and the attempts to resolve the conflict.
Genocide in Darfur: Is the World Doing Enough?
Students analyze the genocide in Sudan, and debate the obligations of the international community. They develop and create an action plan to implement a humanitarian project in their school and community to aid the citizens of Darfur.
The Home Stretch
Students study how increasing numbers of refugees from the Darfur region of Sudan are settling in the Midwest. They explore topics of cross-cultural significance for international refugees and their host communities in order to present at a teach-in.
Brothers in Hope
Students demonstrate their understanding of a book read in class. In this reading comprehension lesson, students participate in a process drama led by their teacher in order to demonstrate their understanding of the book "The Lost Boys of Sudan" by Mary Williams.
Students read an article about President Bush tighten penalties against Sudan because of the situation in Darfur. In groups, they analyze the trading between Africa and China and the country's perspective on keep trading with Africa. They discuss the importance of human rights by developing solutions to the genocide.
Digging Deeper Into Darfur
Students explore, examine and study about the United States economic sanctions against Sudan regarding policies in Darfur by reading and discussing the article, "Bush Tightens Fiscal Penalties Against Sudan." They create infographics to illustrate information and statistics related to the conflict in Darfur.
The Home Stretch
In this lesson plan, students study how increasing numbers of refugees from the Darfur region of Sudan are settling in the Midwest. They then explore topics of cross-cultural significance for international refugees and their host communities in order to present at a teach-in.
Darfur and the Janjaweed
Young scholars have probably heard about the crisis in Sudan on the news, and this lesson offers them both background and current information (as of August 2004) about the situation in Darfur.
What's Happening in Darfur?
Middle schoolers may have heard about the crisis in Sudan on the news; this instructional activity offers them both background and current information (as of August 2004) about the situation there.
Writing Activity: A Trip to Sudan
For this writing activity worksheet, students write a report about a real or imaginary trip to Sudan. Students are given a cover page, and suggestions for completing their report.