Teaching About Asylum Seekers

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The New Yorker, “Across the Border and Back: An Asylum Seeker’s Journey.”


The New Yorker, “Across the Border and Back: An Asylum Seeker’s Journey.” El Salvador’s violence and murder rate have prompted many to seek asylum. But, with the United States’ strict immigration policies, people like Manuel are being sent back (5:29). Open Link

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November 16, 2020


Asylum Seekers, Pt. One and Pt. Two (produced by ABC 10; 6 minutes each).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwnlhUMuaZghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABw6n3naidc Asylum Seekers, Pt. One and Pt. Two (produced by ABC 10; 6 minutes each). Despite doing everything ‘the right way’ when seeking asylum in the U.S., Eduardo found himself living a nightmare worse than the one he had fled in Mexico. Lilia Luciano spoke with Eduardo and compared his experience with findings in a […]

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WBUR, “This Makeshift School Teaches Children Seeking Asylum At The Southern Border.”


WBUR, “This Makeshift School Teaches Children Seeking Asylum At The Southern Border.” Atop a scorching concrete lot in September, hundreds of migrants and asylum-seekers were stuck living in a tent city right next to a bridge that leads to the U.S. Many of them have months-long waits ahead to cross that southern border into Brownsville, […]

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Children’s Books Ireland. Zana Fraillon, The Bone Sparrow.


Children’s Books Ireland. Zana Fraillon, The Bone Sparrow. Fraillon is a children’s author from Australia, moved to highlight the present day humanitarian crisis of asylum seekers and the routine internment of refugees. While her novel is fictional, it is founded in fact and focuses on the plight of the Rohingya people in Myanmar. The Bone […]

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American Library Association. “Libraries Respond: Immigrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers.”


American Library Association. “Libraries Respond: Immigrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers.” A Guide to Books on Immigrants, Refugees, and Asylum Open Link

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15 Stories About Asylum & Immigration That Every American Needs To Read.


15 Stories About Asylum & Immigration That Every American Needs To Read. Open Link

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Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, “Books to Help Kids Understand What It’s Like to Be a Refugee.”


Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, “Books to Help Kids Understand What It’s Like to Be a Refugee.” Open Link

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November 13, 2020


Facing History and Ourselves. “What is Our Obligation to Asylum Seekers” A Curriculum.


Facing History and Ourselves. “What is Our Obligation to Asylum Seekers” A Curriculum. Open Link

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Asylum 101 for Educators: Learning & Lesson Plan Resources


Asylum 101 for Educators: Learning & Lesson Plan Resources Open Link

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Brown University – The Choices Program. “Seeking Asylum in the United States.”


Brown University – The Choices Program. “Seeking Asylum in the United States.” Students will: Practice image analysis skills. Understand the process for applying for asylum in the United States. Review a timeline of major laws and policies related to asylum in the United States. Analyze data about recent asylum trends. Open Link

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