Education Kit: The Syria Crisis and the Refugee Crisis in Europe (For Primary School)


Who is the education kit for?

The education kit is designed to provide support to primary and secondary school teachers facilitating them to teach students about issues related to child refugees. The purpose is for students to grasp the global status of refugees, the background and development of the Syrian war and the different responses on the Refugee Crisis from Syrian’s neighboring regions and European countries. Students can also enhance their understanding of how war deprives child refugees of their various rights forcing them to flee.

What does this education kit contain?

The kit includes teacher handouts, student handouts, lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations and relevant teaching videos as references for teachers to design and plan the lessons


Curriculum Links for Primary School:

-General Studies






Teaching Material Download
Overview of the Education Kit

Publish year: 2017
Pages: 4
Children in Crises: The Syria Crisis and the Refugee Crisis in Europe (Teacher Handouts)

Publish year: 2017
Pages: 17
Children in Crises: The Syria Crisis and the Refugee Crisis in Europe (Student Handouts)

Publish year: 2017
Pages: 6
Lesson 1: Overview of Refugee Crisis (30 mins)

-Q&A activity enables students to grasp an overview of the Refugee Crisis.
-Teacher can help elevate some common misunderstandings related to students’ impression of refugees and child refugees.
Lesson 2: The Backpack of the Refugee (30 mins)

-In the ranking activity, students encounter decision making and are asked to pack if forced to flee to another country.
-Students then analyze two photos of actual refugees’ backpacks and reflect on the needs and difficulties of child refugees.
Lesson 3: Mustapha – Story of a Syrian Child Refugee (30 mins)

-Students reflect on the difficulties, feelings and needs from the perspective of child refugee followed by some creative drawing.
-Students then think about how international organizations and individuals can help the child refugees and how they as individuals can actively respond to the refugee issue.
Lesson 4: Take Action – Design a Facebook Post for Child Refugee (30 mins)

-Students apply the knowledge learnt and design a poster aimed at raising awareness on the refugee issues.
-Teacher encourages students to post the poster in the classroom or school notice boards during the World Refugee Day (June 20) to raise fellow students’ awareness on the issue.




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