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REFUGEES / MIGRANTS / ASYLUM SEEKERS:

INTERACTIVE GAME
 
LESSON PLANS

 

WEBQUESTS

(Updated on 11/05/2016)

 

 

INTERACTIVE GAME:

 

  • Against All Odds - interactive
    A game that lets you experience what it is like to be a refugee.

    (playagainstallodds.ca)

 

LESSON PLANS:

 

  • Ali’s Story - a lesson plan
    "This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short animated film for the BBC and the theme of refugees. Students practise vocabulary related to refugees, speak about refugees, watch a short film, empathise with refugee children and write an account of a refugee child fleeing their country."

    Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
    Time: 90 minutes

    Downloadable materials
    (film-english.com)

 

  • World's largest refugee camp must stay open (February 11, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    . "The High Court in Kenya has blocked the Kenyan government's attempt to close the largest refugee camp in the world."

    Try the same news story at these easier levels: Refugee Camp - Level 0Refugee Camp - Level 1   or  Refugee Camp - Level 2
    Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)
    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
  • Starbucks plans to employ 10,000 refugees (February 03, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "Starbucks boss Howard Schultz has said his company would employ 10,000 refugees over the next five years."

    Try the same news story at these easier levels:  Refugees - Level 0Refugees - Level 1   or  Refugees - Level 2
    Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)
    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
  • Syrian refugee top student in Australia school (December 15, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    . "A Syrian refugee who could hardly speak a word of English two years ago has just passed his school exams in Australia with flying colours
    and is in the top 4 per cent of all graduates in Melbourne."
    Try the same news story at these easier levels: Level 4  or  Level 5
    Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)
    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
  • Teaching About the Syrian Refugee Crisis
    A zero-prep, Common Core-friendly, interactive lesson guide; made by teachers, for teachers; ready for class today! 
    Help your students take informed action.

    (iamsyria.org)
  • U.N. says refugee numbers at record level (June 22, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "Last year was the worst year on record for the number of people who became refugees."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
  • What does it mean to be a refugee? - Benedetta Berti and Evelien Borgman
    (YouTube)
    "About 60 million people around the globe have been forced to leave their homes to escape war, violence and persecution.
    The majority have become Internally Displaced Persons, meaning they fled their homes but are still in their own countries.
    Others, referred to as refugees, sought shelter outside their own country. But what does that term really mean?
    Benedetta Berti and Evelien Borgman explain."

    + Full lesson
    (ed.ted.com)

 

  • Refugee poster project
    "Since 2001, the United Nations has designated June 20th as World Refugee Day,
    dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world.
    In this lesson, pupils learn what a refugee is by reading a definition, some statistics and some information about how refugees might feel.
    Students are encouraged to put themselves in the place of a refugee and consider how they might feel at leaving behind their homes and belongings.
    They can also watch a short video produced by UNICEF, in which two brothers talk about their journey from Syria to Germany..."

    (teachingenglish.org.uk)
  • Royal Navy helps in mass rescue - a lesson plan (pdf)
    "HMS Bulwark, a Royal Navy assault ship, has rescued more than 1,000 migrants from boats off the coast of Libya."

    (schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org)

  • CELEBRATING REFUGEES - Monday 15 June – Sunday 21 June 2015 - a lesson plan (pdf)
    Refugee week
    (schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org)

  • Opinion poll
    "In this activity students will practice forming questions and explore opinions regarding migration.
    They will create their own questionnaire and survey classmates, friends and family.
    The activity is based on themes from the British Council OPENCities project."

    (teachingenglish.org.uk)

 

  • Germany and Austria welcome refugees (September 08, 2015) - a lesson with AUDIO
    "Germany and Austria welcomed thousands of refugees yesterday after their long walk through Hungary."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
  • Europe under fire for refugee policy (April 22, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "The organisation Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on the European Union (EU) to act immediately on the refugee situation in the Mediterranean Sea."
    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
  • EU wants change after Lampedusa deaths (October 11, 2013) - a lesson plan with audio
    "European leaders want to change the system for refugees trying to reach Europe. They are shocked by the Lampedusa tragedy.
    More than 250 people from Africa drowned after their boat sank."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
  • 1 million Syrian child refugees (August 24, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "There are now over one million child refugees because of the war in Syria. The United Nations called this number ''a shameful milestone"."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

 

WEBQUESTS:

 

 

 

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