UNHCR Teachers' Toolkit in Dutch for 15 to 18 year olds

This education package contains the Dutch version of the teaching materials on UNHCR's Teachers' Toolkit web pages.

Group and individual work is encouraged along the way to foster a sense of academic independence with check-ins by teachers.

Materials available in Dutch

Activity guide for 15-18 year olds

This practical guide contains some suggestions for class activities.

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 and their corresponding class discussion sheets as a preparation for your lesson. Choose which sections you need and use 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. 

For those students having a sufficient level of English, the facts and figures section of the Teachers’ Toolkit website contains 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. 

Go to the Facts and Figures page in English.

Guidance for inclusion of refugees in your classroom 

Teaching newcomers often comes with specific needs relating to language acquisition and adaptation to a new culture and environment. Some refugee children may suffer from stress or trauma preventing them from participating fully in school activities, and requiring specific support.

UNHCR has developed some professional guidance materials for primary and secondary schools teachers on including refugees in your classroom. The materials below are avaialble in Dutch.

Age groups

These teaching materials are designed specifically for children in lower secondary education, ages 15-18.


All the materials linked are available in Dutch.

The English versions and French versions are also available on UNHCR website.

How to order

All available UNHCR teaching materials in Dutch can be dowloaded for free on links above.

All other UNHCR teaching materials can be found on UNHCR’s Teaching About Refugees page in English and on UNHCR’s Teaching About Refugees page in French.