Students and teachers from The New School joined members from School Around Us on May 25, 2017, and participated in The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) “Passages.” This simulation game was designed to help young learners gain a better understanding of the plight that refugees face. Students engaged in a variety of activities through a 3 hour role playing experience. Each child, teacher, and volunteer was given a role within the Refugee Passages experience – be it family member, soldier, child, government worker, etc. Through the active role play, students increased overall awareness of the emotions and difficult choices that refugees face.
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