Journeys Lesson Plans
Questions you will explore
What do the terms refugee, immigrant and asylum seeker mean?
How does labelling people often make us fear or misjudge them?
Why are many people having to leave their homes?
What influence does our passport have on our freedom?
What do we all need to feel safe?
What is it like to live in a refugee camp?
What does it mean to feel at home?
How can we make new people feel welcome in our communities?
Aims and Objectives:
Pupils will practise skills of critical thinking & questioning, deep listening and empathy building. Lessons will encourage students to engage in a series of reflective, discursive and creative exercises, exploring the stories of people who have been forced to leave their homes across the world in order to find safety.
Pupils will explore and connect with stories of migrants, looking at the language and emotions that are used when talking about refugees and immigrants, and the impact of words on our perceptions. They will learn about some of the differences between people’s privileges and opportunities to move freely around the world depending upon their passport, as well as learning about why some people have to leave their homes and countries, and what some of the challenges in their lives might be when trying to find safety in a new place.