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Learning to Listen: Teaching the Middle East Migration Crisis through Refugee Narratives

This lesson gives students the information and context to explore the human narratives of individual refugees from the Middle East, and to analyze those narratives to discover the causes of migration, the paths and obstacles migrants and refugees face as they travel, and the difficulties they face in finding new homes and adjusting to new circumstances. Students will also examine contemporary debates over immigration in Europe and the U.S. in the context of the refugee crisis.
This zip file includes a three handouts utilized in the lesson plan: 1) Migration Terminology; 2) Competing Views on Migration; 3) Refugee Narratives