A choose-your-own-adventure for the topic of refugees.
Topics: Population and Migration, Refugees, Push Factors, Supranational Organizations, NGOs
TIme: 50 minutes
Materials: My Life as a Refugee app for iPad/iPhone/Android
Purpose: To have the students see what difficult decisions that refugees must make.
1) Lecture/Discussion: What is a refugee? Discuss push factors. Where are the World’s largest refugee populations in each region of the World and why.
2) Have the students download the My Life as a Refugee app.
3) Have the students write down the decisions that their character made along their refugee path.
4) Debrief as a class: What were the different decisions that your refugee made? Which do you think were the most life-threatening.