Teaching materials ages 15-18

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Words matter

Understanding refugees, migration and asylum begins with understanding a few basics. The word "refugee" is often used as a blanket term for people displaced by war, violence or persecution. But there are different categories of displaced people, each with specific needs.

You can watch these explainer animations as a preparation for your lesson. Choose which sections you need and download them as you like to compose your own instructional package.

Facts and figures about refugees

Finding the right facts and figures about refugees and migrants can be a challenge. There is a plethora of information available from thousands of sources. However, the information provided is not always reliable, complete or up-to-date. 

In the facts and figures section of this website, you can find a set of downloads and media materials on refugees containing basic facts and figures you may need to prepare for your lessons. These materials are suitable for pupils ages 15-18.

Choose which sections you need in your classroom and download them as you like to compose your own instructional package. 

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Video exercise

Omar's story

Omar is seventeen. His father Ziad and his mother Maha and his three brothers and two sisters fled Syria to Jordan, where they lived as refugees for e few years. Omar recalls how he and his father had to do all kinds of work just to survive. The family was eventually resettled to Luxembourg. Omar now goes to school like any other 17 year old. He is passionate about fitness and documenting his surroundings with his own camera.

Omar's story

Related materials

  • Download the video (English)
  • Use the lesson plan for exercises and class activities based on the video