Lesson plans for ages 15-18 in Language & Literature: The Depiction of Refugee Experience in Literature

Teaching Tools, 15 March 2007

LESSON 2: All tomorrows are the same by Misganaw Worknehe

Procedure

The teacher should check the outcome of the library research, building up a quick blackboard summary, with 3 columns, headed:

HOST
COUNTRY
REFUGEES' COUNTRY
OF ORIGIN
DATE OR
PERIOD

This exercise may lead to questions and discussion about particular refugee crises, past and present, for which the teacher should be prepared.

After the blackboard work, the students should move to sit in a circle.

Given time limitations, the Comprehension questions should be handled verbally.

The Discussion questions are designed to be more open ended rather than closed, to encourage the students to examine closely how language can be used to convey images and feelings. The questions also encourage the students to empathise with both the refugees and their hosts.

Comprehension questions

Discussion questions