What is it Like to Be a Refugee?

Books and Resources to Foster Understanding

UNICEF ACT is a set of instructional resources on topics of global concern. Centered around a student magazine that explores current issues through informational texts, photography, data, and more, each edition highlights a significant present-day humanitarian need. UNICEF ACT magazines are accompanied by a free downloadable student magazine, teacher's guide and all materials are aligned to National Content and CC State Standards.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) - this site is a comprehensive resource for teaching about refugees, immigration and the many issues that accompany these topics. It includes many resources and lessons that are well organized, engaging and ready to use.
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Additional Websites

Teaching Tolerance - has a guide for teachers, “Immigrant and Refugee Children: A Guide for Educators and School Support Staff.” The site includes lessons such as Who is an Immigrant?, Exploring Young Immigrant Stories and many others.

Refugee Key Facts - a helpful fact sheet from the British Red Cross.

The New York Times Learning Network - lessons for upper elementary and MS.

New York Times - Analyzing Immigration Ban

I Am Syria Site - resources to teach elementary students about Syria and the current crisis.

Statue of Liberty

The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus

Picture Books

Middle Grades

Young Adult

Depth and Complexity Questions

Primary Thinking Questions, Intermediate Thinking Questions - spark discussions with any book.

Library Teacher Collections

Consider havng the CML staff put together a teacher collection for your class. Columbus Metropolitan Library Teacher Collections