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History & Culture

A Refugee's Story - Lesson Plan

This lesson plan is intended for educators to use digital media to contextualize the current refugee crisis stemming from Syria. Specifically, educators will utilize "Welcome to Canada", a short film focused on a single refugee, Mohammed Alsaleh" and documents his journey from fleeing Syria to being resettled in Canada.

This lesson plan can be used across disciplines including geography, world studies, language arts, and sociology. It delves into multiple themes including cultural displacement and human rights and highlights the Common Core Standards for which it is applicable.

The film and accompany resources can be accessed via the online lesson plan.

The lesson plan is available in both English and Spanish.


Global Oneness Project
Adam Loften and Mary Fowles