Unit plan for ages 9-11 in History: Refugees in History
- To understand that the causes of migration are many and varied.
- To understand migrants.
- To understand refugees.
- To understand the concept of asylum.
- To demonstrate to the students that there have been refugees throughout history: where there is persecution, there will be refugees.
- To learn in more detail about a historical group who fled their country for safety; such people were refugees.
- To locate contemporary conflicts and refugees on a world map.
- To practise sensitive enquiry and reasoning skills.
- To practise research skills:
a) defining a problem
b) seeking appropriate information sources
c) identifying relevant information from the sources
d) organising the information to answer particular questions
e) clear written expression
- To be able to articulate contrasting feelings.
- To encourage empathy by developing a feeling of relationship with a possible refugee in one's family tree.
- To foster a sense of solidarity and responsibility towards refugees.