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Lesson 2: Refugees Interned


Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia


Introduce and discuss the term “refugee” as a class:

What is a refugee?
What circumstances might cause somebody to flee his or her home?
What circumstances might prevent a person from doing so?
What are examples of refugees from the present day?

Let students explore this page of the website or pre-assign Reading: Fragile Roots.

Students independently read the document in the “Fragile Roots” dossier titled:
“Do’s and Don’ts for Refugees.”

In pairs, students respond to the following questions:

What does the document recommend refugees do? Don’t do?
Who do you imagine produced and circulated the document?
How do you imagine a refugee would respond to the document?
What does the document reveal about the society in which it was produced?
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