Refugee Webquest

Introduction

In Year 10 you will be studying a play called "Refugee Boy". In order to help your understanding of the themes and issues in the play you will research experiences of refugees. 

REFUGEES

A refugee is a person who has fled his or her own country and cannot return due to fear of persecution, and has been given refugee status. Refugee status is given to applicants by the United Nations or by a third party country, such as Australia.

According to the United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees [PDF], as amended by its 1967 Protocol (the Refugee Convention), a refugee is a person who is:

  • outside their own country and
  • has a well-founded fear of persecution due to his/ her race, religion, nationality, member of a particular social group or political opinion, and is
  • unable or unwilling to return.

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) currently estimates there are nearly 20 million refugees in the world.

 

Task

After researching and finding out more information, you will create an awareness poster to share the story of a refugee.. You will be required to complete a number of tasks to help you gather information for your poster. You will need to keep this poster safe to bring in for September. 

Process

Activity #1:

1) Follow the link below and watch the video:

Complete the following sentence starters:

  • This story made me wonder why...
  • It was interesting to learn that...
  • This story made me feel...

Now, use Google to find definitions for the following, and write them on your posters:

An asylum seeker is...

A refugee is...

A migrant is...

 

Activity #2:

1) Choose one of the following stories, or research and find your own story of a refugee who came to the UK.

https://separatedchild.org/our-work/child-refugee-stories/the-sun-has-gone-down/

https://separatedchild.org/our-work/child-refugee-stories/i-would-like-my-voice-to-be-the-voice-of-those-without-voice/

https://separatedchild.org/our-work/child-refugee-stories/they-dont-tell-you-they-dont-believe-you/

Brainstorm what information you can use in your poster. You can include any background information that you have learnt. You can include symbols and pictures which you think might be important. However, think about WHY you are putting what you are putting in the file. Have a good reason in mind for what you are doing so that you can explain it thoroughly and accurately when asked.

2) Design your poster. You may decide to do the task electronically via PowerPoint, or you may decide to present it on paper. Remember you cannot just cut and paste, it must be your own work.

Evaluation

Marking:

Your work will be need to be handed in either in person, shared or emailed to Mr Joynes or your Y10 Teacher

Based upon your level of engagement in class, your ability to work fairly and evenly as a pair and your final product you will be awarded a grade.

A

The student has a wide knowledge and understanding of the individual and the refugee crisis and can readily apply this knowledge. In addition, the student has worked collaboratively and fairly within their group and has produced a work product that is of very high standard.

B

The student has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the individual and the refugee crisis and can apply this knowledge. In addition, the student has worked collaboratively within their group and has produced a work product that is of high standard.

C

The student has a sound knowledge and understanding of the individual and the refugee crisis and can apply this knowledge. In addition, the student has worked collaboratively within their group and has produced a work product that is of satisfactory standard.

D

The student has a basic knowledge and understanding of the individual and the refugee crisis and can apply this knowledge. In addition, the student has worked within their group and has produced a work product that is of basic standard.

E

The student has a limited knowledge and understanding of the individual and the refugee crisis and can apply this knowledge. In addition, the student has worked within their group and has produced a work product that is of limited standard.

Conclusion

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said: "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."

You have researched, created, and shared your learning with your classmates and your teacher. Congratulations on completing your quest!

Now, how will you continue to help refugees?  Here are some ideas: https://www.teenvogue.com/story/6-things-you-can-do-to-help-syrian-refugees

Remember, what you think, say, and do matters.