Lesson 1: Supporting refugees
Participants will develop understanding of government programs that support refugees in Australia.
- Teaching notes Supporting refugees [DOC]
- UNICEF Australia » Discover » What We Do » Rights of the Child and photo essay [PDF]
- Roads to Refuge » Refugees in Australia » Supporting refugees
Step 1. Human rights brainstorm
Ask students to brainstorm the basic human rights that we enjoy in Australia (shelter, access to food, education/ health care).
- For more information and a photo essay [PDF] on Child Rights refer to UNICEF Australia » Discover » What We Do » Rights of the Child.
Ask students to consider which of these rights refugees and asylum seekers either have access to, or are denied.
Step 2. Investigation
Ask students to review the website Roads to Refuge » Refugees in Australia » Supporting refugees.
- the role that each sector plays in supporting and promoting the rights of asylum seekers and refugees
- the types of programs and partnerships that exist to support refugees.
Step 3. Refugee experiences
Students use the experiences provided in the corresponding Our experiences and DVD sections, to think about the support that was provided for each person/ family.
Students make a presentation to the class, or create a text for a local media publication such as:
- National Ethnic & Multicultural Broadcaster?s Council Refugee Australian Stories http://www.nembc.org.au/nembc_home.php