ERIC Number: ED341746
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Flight to Hope: A Catholic Collaborative Educational Project on Refugee Awareness for Today's Students.
Catholic Consortium on Refugee Awareness Education.
This curriculum guide offers materials for a refugee awareness program, Flight to Hope, merging factual information with experiential learning activities to provide a holistic approach to understanding refugees for presentation in Catholic schools and involving parish participation. Included in notes on using and coordinating the program are a suggested calendar of events, a sample letter and family activities for parents, a sample letter and parish activity sheet for parish ministry teams, and a discussion of how to integrate the larger school and parish community into the classroom program. The teacher's guide provides background for teachers seeking an understanding of the world of refugees including a discussion of who refugees are, refugee relief efforts, the politics of refugee determination in the United States and abroad, and the challenges and difficulties facing refugees. The Flight to Hope Program includes the following eight lesson plans for grades 6 through 12: (1) "Coming to America--Refugees and Immigrants"; (2) "Who Helps the World's Refugees?"; (3) Whom Shall We Welcome?"; (4) "What It's Like To Flee"; (5) "Refugees in Need"; (6) "Are These Refugees?"; (7) "The Art of Refugee Children"; and (8) "The Real Person's Experience." Included are 13 figures and 8 activity sheets. Appendices contain selected church teachings for understanding refugee ministry, a glossary of immigration-related and refugee-related terms, a list of 42 resources (books, periodicals, and audio-visual materials), and a teacher's evaluation form. (JB)
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Guides, Holistic Approach, Intermediate Grades, Lesson Plans, Multicultural Education, Political Attitudes, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, Refugees, Relocation, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Social Bias, Social Problems, Teacher Role
Catholic Consortium on Refugee Awareness Education, c/o ICCB, 323 E. 47th Street, New York, NY 10017 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Catholic Consortium on Refugee Awareness Education.
Identifiers: Catholic Church; Flight to Hope (Refugee Awareness Program)