The Kite Runner: Immigration Appreciation

Readers of Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner engage in a simulation designed to give them an appreciation of the immigrant experience. Kids must finished the assigned task or face deportation.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Determine the citizenship status of class members and their families before engaging in the activity
Classroom Considerations

  • The activity presumes that class members have experience with simulations
  • The sixth in a series of 17 exercises designed to be used with a reading of The Kite Runner
Pros

  • The packet includes a rationale and directions for the exercise 
Cons

  • While the aim of the activity is worthy, the directions are unclear and might confuse some class members