Children Uprooted 

Lesson 1 Leaving- Primary

LEAVING– Provide children with a better understanding of the reasons why people are forced to leave their homes, their friends and family, their language and culture.   Through engaging with this workshop, children will ‘walk in someone else’s shoes’ and begin to understand the difficulties children have gone through to find a better or safer home.

IN THE WORLD TODAY... 

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MILLION people are displaced from thier homes.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. Learn some of the reasons why people leave their homes.

  2. Develop an understanding of what children can experience leaving home. 

  3. Understand the impacts of being forced to leave your home. 

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

3rd/4th Class

SPHE > Myself > Myself and the wider World > Developing Citizenship > Local and wider communities

  • Examine how justice, fairness and equality may or may not be exemplified in a community

  • Appreciate the diversity of people or groups within communities and the importance of mutual respect, empathy and understanding for living together in peace

  • Explore some of the issues and concerns in the local or national community

SPHE > Myself and others > Relating to others > Resolving Conflict

  • Identify reasons for conflict in different situations

  • Identify and discuss various responses to conflict situations

5th/6th Class 

SPHE > Myself and the wider world> Developing citizenship > National, European and wider communities

  • Realise and begin to understand the unequal distribution of the world’s resources

  • Explore how justice and peace can be promoted between people and groups, both nationally and internationally

SPHE > Myself and others > Relating to others > Resolving Conflict

  • Discuss how conflict can arise with different people and in different situations

  • Identify and discuss various responses to conflict situations

YOU WILL NEED

Prior Learning

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • The Convention on the Rights of the Child

Vocabulary
  1. Asylum seeker- a person who has left their home country as a political refugee and is seeking asylum in another

  2. Refugee- a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.

  3. Migrant- a person who migrates to another region or  country, usually for permanent residence.

  4. Migration – is moving from one region to another. This movement can be within a country or outside of the national borders. Often migration connotes large numbers of people on the move. 

  5. Immigrant – a person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country.

BACKGROUND RESOURCES