The Uprooted: Refugees and the United States: A Multidisciplinary Teaching Guide

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As the global community shrinks, the U.S. grows in ethnic and cultural diversity. A sensitivity to this diversity is crucial for today's society. The Uprooted helps students middle school age and older to understand the plight of refugees through activities that provide information, build empathy, and stimulate social action. Featuring 35 black-and-white photographs, this is a multidisciplinary teaching guide on one of the most pressing contemporary issues.
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Overview

As the global community shrinks, the U.S. grows in ethnic and cultural diversity. A sensitivity to this diversity is crucial for today's society. The Uprooted helps students middle school age and older to understand the plight of refugees through activities that provide information, build empathy, and stimulate social action. Featuring 35 black-and-white photographs, this is a multidisciplinary teaching guide on one of the most pressing contemporary issues.
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This multidisciplinary instructional guide is geared toward students from middle school to adulthood. In the beginning, refugees are clearly distinguished from immigrants as people forced to flee their homeland because of race, religion, or politics. The text is divided into five major parts, with the introduction for each section serving as background information that is further supplemented with various recommended activities. Most useful are the appendixes, which list terminology, refugee organizations, and resources. While there are illustrations, most feature Asian refugees, giving the book a sense of imbalance. Recommended for informed lay readers at large public libraries.-Samuel T. Huang, Northern Illinois Univ. Libs., DeKalb
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897931229
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 5/10/2002
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 11.12 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Activities xi
Preface xii
Part I Introduction
Background 2
Why Learn about Refugees?
Goals of This Curriculum
Using This Curriculum
Learning about Refugees: An Overview
Activities
1. Fact or Fiction? An Introductory Activity 9
Handout 1 Fact or Fiction? Cards
Handout 2 Information Cards
2. What's the News? A Current-Events and Geography Activity 14
3. "Three Strikes--You're Out!" An Introduction to Refugee Studies 16
Handout 3 Asylum Application
Handout 4 Where Do They Come From? Where Do They Go?
Handout 5 U.S. Admissions Statistics
Handout 6 Resettlement and Asylum Statistics
4. Packing Your Suitcase: A Simulation Activity 24
Part II Refugees and U.S. History
Background 29
Historical Overview of Global Refugee Movements
Refugees in U.S. History
Handout 7 U.S. Immigration and Refugee Policy Timeline
Handout 8 Growth of a Nation: A Historical Perspective on Immigrants and Refugees in the United States
Activities
5. Jewish Refugees from Eastern Europe: 1890-1990: Case Studies in Changing Policy and Circumstances 44
Handout 9 Jewish Refugees from Eastern Europe: 1890-1990, Historical Overview
Handout 10 Jewish Refugees from Eastern Europe: 1890-1990, Case Studies
6. From Exclusion to Acceptance: Restrictions Against Asian Immigrants and Refugees During the Last 150 Years 56
Handout 11 From Exclusion to Acceptance: Restrictions Against Asian Immigrants ...
7. Getting the Words Right: A Vocabulary Activity Using Immigration and Refugee Terms 64
Handout 12 Getting the Words Right: A Vocabulary Activity...
8. Interpreting Cartoons: Refugees in the United States as Seen Through Editorial Cartoons 69
Handout 13 Refugees in Political Cartoons
9. The Numbers Tell the Story: Interpreting Timelines and Charts 74
Handout 14 The Numbers Tell the Story: Interpreting Timelines and Charts
Part III Refugees and the United States Today
Background 79
United States Refugee and Asylum Policy
Applying for Refugee Status and Asylum in the United States
Activities
10. United States Refugee Law: Case Studies of Refugees in the United States 88
Handout 15 Interpreting U.S. Refugee Law (Part 1): The Case of Canas-Segovia ...
Handout 16 Interpreting U.S. Refugee Law (Part 2): The Decision of the Ninth Circuit Court ...
Handout 17 A Well-Founded Fear of Persecution? The Case of Florvil Samedi
11. You Be the Judge: A Mock Trial to Determine Eligibility for Asylum 98
12. How Far Should We Open the Door? Judging Criteria for Deciding How Many Refugees to Admit 100
Handout 18 How Far Should We Open the Door?
13. Are Some More Equal than Others? Evaluating Who Should be Granted Asylum 104
Handout 19 Are Some More Equal that Others?
14. How Generous Are We? Statistics about Refugee Assistance and Asylum 107
Handout 20 Who's Paying the Bill?
Handout 21 Top Donors to Refugee Relief in 1993
Handout 22 Asylum Cases Filed with U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service Directors
15. Locking Up Refugees? Practicing and Analyzing Discussion Skills 112
Handout 23 Detention of Persons Seeking Asylum in the United States
16. Sanctuary and the Law: A Decision-Making Activity 117
Handout 24 The Sanctuary Movement in the United States
Handout 25 A Case of Sanctuary
17. Crossing the Schoolhouse Border: Determining Responsibility for Helping Refugees Adjust to a New School 125
Handout 26 Voices of Refugee Schoolchildren
Handout 27 My Story by "Rebeca Rivera"
18. Calculating the Escape 132
Handout 28 Human Rights Abuses in Haiti
Handout 29 Calculating the Escape: Problems
19. Using the Movie El Norte in the Classroom: Discussion Questions and Suggested Activities 141
Part IV Refugees and Your Community
Background 145
Refugees in Your Community
Organizations Working for Refugees
Activities
20. Refugees in Your Community: A Cooperative Fact-Finding Activity 151
Handout 30 Refugees in Your Community: Assessing What You Already Know
Handout 31 Refugees in Your Community: Verifying and Expanding Your Information
Handout 32 Refugees in Your Community: Compiling Your Investigation Results
21. You Can Do More: Activities Involving Refugees in Your Community 162
22. The Power of the Pen: A Letter-Writing Activity 165
Handout 33 Writing Letters that Have an Effect
Handout 34 Facts for Letter Writing
Part V Appendices
A. Immigration and Refugee Terms 172
B. Refugees and the United States: A Teaching Bibliography 175
C. Refugee Filmography 181
D. Directory of Refugee Resources 186
E. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Official Version
Colloquial Version 198
Index 205
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