Education

Individual stories engender understanding and empathy and raise awareness of the challenges displaced people face. This is why we collect and share stories for anyone who wants to learn more about individuals who have been force to flee their homes.

In addition, we offer a unique curricula that connects students to the individuals behind the refugee label. We provide a variety of free lesson plans for K-12 and we also offer internships for students pursuing higher education.

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Curricula

Our authentic professional resources provide unique teaching about refugees across all curricula. By tapping stories and artifacts from our Global Refugee Archive, we teach how the refugee crisis intersects with literature, art, history, geography, language learning, and more. This provides personal, cultural, and geographical proximity, thus creating more globally competent students. Our primary and secondary lesson plans help individuals apply new knowledge while exploring solutions involving the ideals of identity and integration.

Elementary

Create meaningful learning experiences for our youngest learners by helping students understand, appreciate, and embrace diversity through the use of culturally-relevant literature.

Secondary

Methodologies to help older students understand the refugee/ asylum seeker experience. Change the perception and reception of refugees, and all newcomers, by building on academic foundations, supporting research, synthesis, and production skills, all while teaching that democratic nations are inclusive nations.

Resources

Learn more about which standards are covered within each curriculum, download our Book List and Story Cards.

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Internships

TSOS Internships provide an opportunity to facilitate integration within educational communities and allow both refugees and non-refugees the opportunity to receive technical and professional training.

Working within diverse and integrated teams, interns are provided: an opportunity to be in close proximity to new ideas; mentorship in project management, writing, editing, and story-production; real-world training in and exposure to a suite of professional software; the possibility to foster friendships; and employment networking opportunities.

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