This free teaching resource from UNICEF allows you to explore the refugee and migrant crisis with children and young people at school. The comprehensive pack can be particularly helpful if you are planning something in your school to mark #WorldRefugeeDay on or around the 20th June.

Who is the pack for?

The education pack is aimed at teachers and contains learning activities that can help children in primary and secondary schools (from 7 years old upwards) make sense of the refugee crisis, with a focus on children and their rights.

What does the teaching pack contain?
  • More than 20 activities to help children explore and understand the crisis. Tailored for primary and secondary classes (ages 7 to 18), they range from short one-off lessons to longer projects and whole-school ideas.
  • Children’s stories, infographics and videos bring the issues to life.
  • Historical context and background information on the crisis to give teachers a good knowledge of the subject, including the reasons why so many people Syrian refugees are fleeing their country and coming to Europe. A glossary with a range of definitions including what is a refugee, asylum seeker and migrant.
  • Guidance to help teachers prepare for potential discussions on complex and sensitive issues.

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