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Forced Displacement

Human Rights and the Struggle for Social Justice

Prerequisite Knowledge

Before viewing the photos and engaging in the activities, students should:

  • Understand that people have been displaced from their homelands and communities since the beginning of history.
  • Be aware of the basic geography and major wars and conflicts of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
  • Know that wars and conflicts caused borders to change, that geopolitical forces shaped nations, and that people were displaced as a result.

Grade Level

High School

Classroom Connections

Geography
Social Studies
U.S. History
World History

Curriculum Snapshot

  • Forced displacement and refugees
  • Social justice and the rights and needs of refugees
  • The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Video Connection

Story

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