Facing History and Ourselves. “Understanding the Global Refugee Crisis.”

Teachers will find videos and a range of curriculum materials designed to provide ways to discuss the global refugee crisis. Students will gain a better understanding of the refugee crisis and what it means to be a refugee. They will reflect on the implications of the historical episode involving the St. Louis in 1939, particularly in relation to responses to the current refugee crisis. Students will consider the importance of “humanizing” those who otherwise seem distant and different from us.