Refugee Students

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These articles, video clips, books, and online resources focus on ways educators can support students and families who are refugees. Materials and guidance include ideas for instruction, matching students and families with needed services, providing important social and emotional support, and ways to welcome students into the school community. In addition, we provide background information from veteran educators and refugee support organizations.

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Strategies for Engaging Immigrant and Refugee Families (Education Development Center)

This guide shares examples of school systems around the country that have effectively engaged immigrant and refugee families to improve their health and educational experience.

Refugee Resources by Topic

This list of recommended resources includes background information on refugees, information about specific countries and conflicts, classroom resources, and video game simulations for students.

Supporting Syrian Refugees: Related Resources

These resources provides background on the civil war that has driven Syrians from the country, as well as on Syrian cultural customs and what Syrians bring to their new communities.

Sesame Street and the International Rescue Committee Team Up On Behalf of Refugees

Sesame Workshop and the IRC are currently developing a partnership to deliver early learning and social-emotional support to millions of refugee children in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, and Syria.  You can learn more about the partnership on the Sesame Workshop website, as well as from this NPR story about the work the team is doing to solicit input from "relief organizations, trauma experts, academics, and others who have worked with refugees."