Far From Home

A timely and provocative lesson inspires high schoolers to tackle the Syrian refugee crisis. They analyze a compelling photo essay before discussing and writing about it.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have class members compare the refugee acceptance policies of different countries today
  • Assign small groups to read, summarize, and lead a discussion on one of the resources linked at the bottom of the lesson plan
Classroom Considerations
  • Uses a photo essay as its anchor source
Pros
  • Fantastic discussion questions and writing prompts allow critical thinkers to reflect on the refugee crisis and the ways images express ideas differently than texts
  • Includes helpful links for background information
Cons
  • None