I have been trying to find time to put together some lesson materials to examine the Syrian refugee crisis, but other projects have taken priority. The best I can do at present is to provide these resources, and let creative teachers come up with the ideas to cover this tricky topic in their classrooms.
This video, by In a Nutshell, speaks about how the Syrian crisis is an international issue, and how it all started with countrywide unrest and the civil war in Syria. Apart from the succinct explanation of the overarching issue, the video also explains the role of the neighbouring countries in aiding and giving asylum to refugees in their greatest hour of need.
Watch this video to get a better understanding of the larger Syrian issue and learn about what measures we can take to offer help to the affected people.
This comic gives a quick summary of the current situation:
Excellent Syria summary on this blog:
The following sites provide good materials that can be adapted for the classroom: