We Were Refugees

Author:
 USC Shoah Foundation
Grade Level:
  8 -  12
Language:
 English
Estimated completion time:
 1.5 hour(s)
Standards Addressed:
 Common Core, ISTE-NETs
Subject Area:
 History, Civics & Government, Contemporary World Issues, European History, Government, World History

Description:
In this activity, students will learn about the experiences of refugees from Nazi Germany, Austria and the Czechoslovak borderlands on the eve of the Second World War. They will also learn about the involvement of the British Committee for Refugees from Czechoslovakia and its most famous figure, Sir Nicholas Winton.

Through interpreting and reflecting on testimony and other primary sources, students will develop an understanding of the status of being a refugee in the past and present and explore the multiple responses to the refugee experience from the majority population. They finally will reflect on what they have learned.

This activity was created in cooperation with OpenEye and support from the Isabel & Alfred Bader Fund, Bader Philanthropies.

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