Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including a link to today’s MapMaker Interactive map.
- What are refugees?
- Refugees are people who flee their home, usually due to natural disaster or political upheaval. Learn more about refugees here.
- What are host countries?
- Host countries are nations or regions to which refugees flee.
- What are the most popular host countries for Syrian refugees? Take a look at today’s MapMaker Interactive map for some help.
- Why are Syrian families fleeing their country?
- Syria is engaged in an horrific civil war. The authoritarian government of President Bashar al-Assad is being opposed by rebel groups with different agendas, from greater freedom to the establishment of an Islamist state. A Kurdish-dominated region in Syria has also declared independence. And then there’s ISIS, an international terrorist organization seeking to establish a new caliphate with a Syrian capital. Learn more about the belligerents in the Syrian Civil War here.
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