By Koen Timmers We are living in an era in which refugees have become ubiquitous. Due to war and conflicts in places like Sudan, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and DR Congo, many people are on run. But how do you talk about refugees, conflicts, and poverty without turning them into clichés and without having eye-rolling students? By sharing uplifting stories and showing pictures, we can create some … Continue reading Project Kakuma: 150 Educators Across 6 Continents Offering Free Education to African Refugees via Skype
WORLD The Rohingya, a mostly Muslim ethnic minority in Myanmar, have been called one of the “world’s most persecuted minorities.” Who are they? What is the current “Rohingya crisis”? (Nat Geo News) Where is Myanmar? Where are the Rohingya fleeing? Use today’s MapMaker Interactive map to help put the crisis in context. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers … Continue reading Rohingya Crisis: What You Need to Know
Kim Young, this week’s Educator of the Week, engaged her students in exploring their own and others’ stories of migration through the Out of Eden Learn platform. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Storytelling Across Borders
UNITED STATES With just a few quick strokes of the pen, President Donald Trump banned more than 134 million people from entering the United States. (CNN) What countries are impacted by the ban? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including a link to today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas Are all Muslims banned from entering the United … Continue reading What is the ‘Muslim Ban’?
WORLD Targeting Boko Haram, a Nigerian air force jet mistakenly bombed a camp for displaced people, killing up to 100 and injuring dozens more. (BBC and New York Times) What is Boko Haram? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including a link to today’s simple MapMaker Interactive locator map. Discussion Ideas The Nigerian military accidentally bombed a … Continue reading Air Strike Mistakenly Targets Nigerian Refugee Camp