Posted: May 28, 2013 by mcculloughmg in Uncategorized

Word:  Asylum

Def:   a person persecuted for political opinions or religious beliefs in his or her own country may be protected by another sovereign authority, a foreign country, or church sanctuaries.

Type I:  What does the chart below (you may need to click on it to enlarge) tell you about asylum seekers?


All lessons today contain sound.  Please mute your computer.

Step 1:  Against All Odds – Refugees

Issues such as depletion of resources, crowding, cultural warfare are often the consequences of overpopulation.  These problems can lead to people fleeing their native lands in search of freedom.  Complete the activity below to learn about and empathize with refugees.

(*You may want to “Yes! Register my game.” when asked if you are not quick at video games so you can complete it over two days*)

  • As you play the game stop after each section of 4 activities and record 5 sentences about what you have learned about refugees.  You may even want to stop after each mini game and add some notes which you can use to synthesize your learning.

Section 1:  War and Conflict – running from persecution


Section 2:  Border Country – can I say here?


Section 3:  A New Life – loss and challenge



Please write a short summary (1/2 pg double spaced if typed / 1pg double spaced  if hand written EACH)  of 2 examples of refugees you can find on the internet.  Your summaries must include

1.  What conflict are they escaping?

2.  What is their country of origin and where are they seeking asylum?

3.  What is a short description of their journey and/or arrival?


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