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Forced Displacement

Human Rights and the Struggle for Social Justice


National History Standards (NCHS)

World History Era 6
The Emergence of the First Global Age, 1450–1770

  • Standard 5: Transformations in Asian societies in the era of European expansion

World History Era 7
An Age of Revolutions, 1750–1914

  • Standard 1: The causes and consequences of political revolutions in the late 18th and early 19th centuries
  • Standard 3: The transformation of Eurasian societies in an era of global trade and rising European power, 1750–1870
  • Standard 4: Patterns of nationalism, state-building, and social reform in Europe and the Americas, 1830–1914

World History Era 8
A Half-Century of Crisis and Achievement, 1900–1945

  • Standard 2: The causes and global consequences of World War I
  • Standard 4: The causes and global consequences of World War II

World History Era 9
The 20th Century Since 1945: Promises and Paradoxes

  • Standard 2: The search for community, stability, and peace in an interdependent world
  • Standard 3: Major global trends since World War II

Historical Thinking Standard 2: Historical Comprehension

Historical Thinking Standard 3: Historical Analysis and Interpretation

Historical Thinking Standard 5: Historical Issues

Common Core

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.2 and RH.11-12.2: Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.7: Integrate quantitative or technical analysis (e.g., charts, research data) with qualitative analysis in print or digital text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.5: Analyze in detail how a complex primary source is structured, including how key sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text contribute to the whole.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.7: Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.

CCSS RL.9-10.7: Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment.

CCSS W.9-10.1: Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

Grade Level

High School

Classroom Connections

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



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