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Forced to leave - Learning about refugees

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
6
7
8
9
10
Submitted By
MSF Canada - 4 years ago
Description
The material offers an introduction to refugee an…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
6
7
8
9
10
Submitted By
MSF Canada - 4 years ago
Description
The material offers an introduction to refugee and displacement issues for students in grade 6 and up. The educational resources are the result of a collaborative effort between the graduate school class (summer 2008) of Dr. Jan Stewart, Director of the Institute for War-Affected Children at Global College, University of Winnipeg and Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders (MSF). The materials were developed based upon an earlier MSF educational publication: “A Refugee Camp in the City, On Assignment” Teachers Guide, MSF Canada (2003). We hope these five lesson plans will encourage students to continue to learn and understand the challenges more than 50 million refugees and internally displaced people face worldwide
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Research
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
refugees
internally displaced people
humanitarian
humanitarianism
Doctors Without Borders
Medecins Sans Frontieres
URLs
http://www.doctorswithoutborders.ca/educational-resources-about-refugees
Duration
1 - 5 hours
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 9, 2015
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Mirlanda, une jeune fille Haïtienne

Resource Type
Worksheet
Other
Grade Level
6
7
8
9
Submitted By
MSF Canada - 4 years ago
Description
These two worksheets and video are based on the s…
Resource Type
Worksheet
Other
Grade Level
6
7
8
9
Submitted By
MSF Canada - 4 years ago
Description
These two worksheets and video are based on the story of Mirlanda, a young girl who survived the earthquake in Haiti in 2010. They comprise reading texts, comprehension activities and vocabulary practice. They can be used independently, or as preparation work before watching the below video, Mirlanda.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Social Justice
Français arts langagiers
Languages
French/FSL
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
Haiti
earthquake
Doctors Without Borders
Medecins Sans Frontieres
humanitarian work
natural disaster
emergency relief
URLs
https://www.doctorswithoutborders.ca/resources-extended-french-and-french-immersion
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 9, 2015
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Won Alexander Cumyow: Working People: A History of Labour in BC- Labour History Project Lesson Materials 6

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
10
11
Submitted By
Labour History Project - 5 years ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "Won …
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
10
11
Submitted By
Labour History Project - 5 years ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "Won Alexander Cumyow" from the acclaimed Knowledge Network series; Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia produced by Landrock Entertainment. The vignette explores the prejudices and racism experienced by Chinese Canadians in the late 19th-early 20th century. Trained as a lawyer but unable to practice law, Won Alexander Cumyow becomes an advocate for the rights of Chinese immigrants in British Columbia. This material can also be used as a background resource for the topic of the Head Tax and the Asiatic Exclusion laws in early 20th Century Canada found in the Social Studies 11 course. This is a unit created by the Labour History Project, a group of retired and current British Columbia teachers collaborating to develop a series of lesson plans, activities, and workshops focused on labour studies and labour history. See: http://www.labourheritagecentre.ca/education/lesson-plans/
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Social Studies
History
Labour History
Keywords
British Columbia
Chinese Canadians
immigration
minority rights
voting rights
1907 Riots
Learning Standards
The materials address aspects of the key learning standards of the current social studies 10 curriculum. Critical thinking skills are applied throughout as well as research and writing skills as described in the “skills and processes of social studies”. Aspects of “Identity, Society and Culture” are addressed in the materials including gender roles, ethnicity and daily life of Chinese immigrants in early British Columbia. Additionally the limitations and advancements in democratic principles are explored in this lesson. In Social Studies 11 for the Politics and Government learning outcome, students can examine how Canadians can effect change at the federal and provincial levels. Under the society and Identity learning outcome students will also be able to assess the development and impact of Canadian social policies and programs related to immigration and minority rights.
Duration
Varies from 15 minutes to 75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 8, 2014