Educator Imprint-Lesson Plan: My Life as a Refugee

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.

Procedure:

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.