Mr. Valenzuela
31May/18

Humanities 7 – Unit 7 Model EU And The Syrian Refugee Crisis

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Unit 7 Model European Union & The Syrian Refugee Crisis

In this unit, students will understand the various perspectives of European nations in how to respond to the Syrian Refugee Crisis of 2011-2016 by actively participating in a role play activity. The goals of this project are to: 1) understand the crisis from various European perspectives; 2) engage in a simulation that attempts to demonstrate the challenges of supranational cooperation amongst EU nations; and 3) to ultimately find a solution to this crisis.

Downloads/Handouts

microsoft_word_logo Unit 7 Model EU Debate Instructions

microsoft_word_logo My EU Nation Fact Sheet

microsoft_word_logo My EU Nation Data Analysis

microsoft_word_logo Model EU Policy Position Paper Draft

adobe-pdf-logo EU Survey Data on Migration

 Research Links

link EU Member Country Profiles (Source: Europa.eu)

link BBC News Country Profiles (Source: BBC News)

link The World Factbook (Source: CIA)

adobe-pdf-logo Three Main Citizenships Granted Protection Status in the EU 2016 (Source: Eurostat)

adobe-pdf-logo Asylum Applicants Considered Unaccompanied Minors in the EU 2016 (Source: Eurostat)

adobe-pdf-logo First Time Asylum Applicants in the EU Member States 2016 (Source: Eurostat)

link Eurostat Reports on Syrian Refugee Crisis in EU Member States (Source: Eurostat)

Additional Research Links

link Europe's Migration Crisis In 25 Photos (Source: CNN)

link Timeline of Syrian Refugee Crisis (Source: Migration Policy Centre at the European University Institute)

link Migrant Crisis: Migration to Europe Explained in Seven Charts (Source: BBC)

link Migrant and Refugee Crisis in Europe (Source: UNICEF)

link United States of Africa? African Union Launches All-Africa Passport (Source: CNN)

link Aleppo After The Fall (Source: NY Times Magazine)

adobe-pdf-logo Asylum Applicants by Destination Country in Europe 2015 (Source: Eurostat)

adobe-pdf-logo Top 5 Citizenship of Asylum Applicants by EU Country Oct-Dec 2015 (Source: Eurostat)

Additional Video Resources

youtube-logo The European Refugee Crisis and Syria Explained (Source: Kurzgesagt - In A Nutshell)

youtube-logo Most Shocking One Second A Day Video (Source: Save The Children)

youtube-logo Is the European Union Worth It Or Should We End It? (Source: Kurzgesagt - In A Nutshell)

youtube-logo  European Union vs The United States (EU vs USA) 2017 (Source: The Infographics Show)

Project Schedule

Thursday 5/31 - Introduce project and begin research on assigned EU country

Friday 6/1 - Continue research on assigned EU country and its stance on refugee crisis (leaders)

Monday 6/4 - Research on assigned EU country and its stance on refugee crisis (citizens)

Tuesday 6/5 - Conference with other countries to lobby for support on amendments, draft changes

Wednesday 6/6 - Debate with other EU countries on amendments

Thursday 6/7 - Debate with other EU countries on amendments, complete Model EU Debate with vote on amendments

Friday 6/8 - Extra day to complete Model EU Debate if more time needed

31May/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – May 31

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Today in class, students explained the various responses to the Syrian refugee crisis in Europe by beginning their research of an assigned European country.

microsoft_word_logo Unit 7 Model EU Debate Instructions

microsoft_word_logo My EU Nation Fact Sheet

Homework - p. 53 - Complete the My EU Nation Fact Sheet based on your assigned EU country. This is the first step of the Unit 7 Model EU Debate Project.

 Research Links

link EU Member Country Profiles (Source: Europa.eu)

link BBC News Country Profiles (Source: BBC News)

link The World Factbook (Source: CIA)

adobe-pdf-logo Three Main Citizenships Granted Protection Status in the EU 2016 (Source: Eurostat)

30May/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – May 30

asylum

Today in class, students had the opportunity to expand on their understanding of how the Syrian Civil War (2011-present) has created a regional refugee crisis by reading several stories of refugees and mapping their journeys from their countries of origin to their host countries.

adobe-pdf-logo Refugee Stories: Mapping A Crisis

adobe-pdf-logo Mapping One Refugee's Journey

microsoft_word_logo Two Faces of the Refugee Crisis in Europe

link Bulgaria & Sweden: Two Faces of the Refugee Crisis in Europe
(Source: European Union)

Homework - p. 50 - Read the stories of the refugees fleeing Syria into two European countries (Bulgaria and Sweden) and complete the worksheet titled Two Faces of the Refugee Crisis in Europe.

29May/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – May 29

refugee camp

Today in class, student explained how the conflict in Syria has created a regional refugee crisis in Southwest Asia and Europe.

microsoft_word_logo Choose Your Escape Route Reflection

link Syrian Journey - Choose Your Own Escape Route (Source: BBC)

ppt_icon Powerpoint on Syrian Refugee Crisis (Source: IamSyria.org)

youtube-logo The European Refugee Crisis and Syria Explained

youtube-logo Most Shocking Second A Day Video

Homework - p. 49 - Complete the Choose Your Escape Route handout/reflection by going through the journey and watching the videos at the end about the stories of the journeys of Syrian refugees fleeing the violence in their home country and escaping to Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, and eventually Europe. The video can be watched here.

29May/18

The European Refugee Crisis and Syria Explained

29May/18

Most Shocking Second a Day Video

25May/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – May 25

quiz

Today in class, students assessed their knowledge of the Unit 7 Vocabulary terms and the countries of Europe and Russia by taking a quiz. After the quiz, students had an opportunity to present their research on the continuing Syrian Civil War by completing a graphic organizer.

Homework - There is no new HW - enjoy the Memorial Day Weekend!

24May/18

Humanities 7 – Homework – May 24

syria-2015-photos

Today in class, students examined the underlying causes and effects of the Syrian conflict from 2011 to the present by researching news articles on the topic.

adobe-pdf-logo Conflict in Syria Group Research

adobe-pdf-logo Conflict in Syria Graphic Organizer

Resource Link For Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4:

link The Confused Person's Guide to the Syrian Civil War (Source: The Atlantic)

Resource Links for Groups 1, 3 and 4:

link Syria’s Crisis and Global Response (Source: Council on Foreign Relations)

link Al Jazeera: The Syrian Squeeze (Source: Al Jazeera)

Additional Resource Links:

link What Is Happening in Syria? (Source: BBC News)

link Syria Regional Refugee Response (Source: UN Refugee Agency)

link Syria (Source: The New York Times)

Homework - p. 46 - Read the comic book "What is the role of climate change in the conflict in Syria?" When you are finished, on a separate sheet of paper, write a reflection of 10 sentences on how this conflict could have been avoided.

24May/18

The Role Of Climate Change In The Conflict In Syria [Graphic Novel]