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Fifth Grade Completes a Refugee Study with a Community Share

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Who are refugees and how can we protect their human rights? What are the circumstances that surround an individual or family’s decision to leave their home?

Last week the Fifth Grade wrapped up their refugee unit with a community share. Over the last two months the class studied the refugee experience using the guiding questions: Who are refugees and how can we protect their human rights? What are the circumstances that surround an individual or family’s decision to leave their home? Why might people resent or fear them? How can we create a culture of empathy and care?

The fifth grade students used current events, photographs, art and partnering organizations to better understand the multiple perspectives surrounding refugees and human migration. They led parents, SFS students, and faculty through exercises and presentations to share what they learned. 

Students open the community share reciting the poem “Home” by Warson Shire.Students open the community share reciting the poem “Home” by Warson Shire.

 

They led a group of parents and students in a group puzzle activity.They led a group of parents and students in a group puzzle activity.

 

Students used descriptive language to analyze photographs depicting different refugee experiences.Students used descriptive language to analyze photographs depicting different refugee experiences.

 

They led their parents through a "See, Think, Wonder" exercise to examine photographs.They led their parents through a "See, Think, Wonder" exercise to examine photographs.

 

In art class, students created a quilt-inspired project influenced by a book studied within the unit.In art class, students created a quilt-inspired project influenced by a book studied within the unit.

 

Students and parents analyze primary sources to piece together a refugee story from the Holocaust.Students and parents analyze primary sources to piece together a refugee story from the Holocaust.

Posted February 11, 2016