Hmong Among Us: Creating Portraits of United States Refugee Communities


  • Aug 22 2010 8:10 AM

    Louise Bigham

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In this lesson, from the New York Times Learning Network, students learn about the Hmong community in Minnesota; they then research and write case studies on refugee communities from the top ten countries with approved applications to the United States. Finally, students write a first-person story from the perspective of one of these refugee communities.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 6 to 12

    Topics: Writing Strategies, American Democracy, English-Language Arts, United States History, Reading Comprehension, History-Social Science


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    Tool for: Parents, Administrators, Teachers


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    Grouping: Large Group Instruction

    Teaching Method: Discussions; Cooperative Learning