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Familiar food turns a refuge into a home

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“Padam and Purna were forced from their homeland in Bhutan and trapped in camps in Nepal for decades before being resettled in an alien land: Clarkston, Georgia. The refugees have found some stability, but still feel frustrated and uprooted, which leads to domestic violence and suicide in the refugee community. Padam and Purna realized that familiar food is the first step to feeling at home. They have opened a food store and other refugee-run businesses, which offer safe spaces and sources of mutual support for all the Asian refugees in Clarkston, who are united by their experience of trauma.”
Grade Level
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Subject
History
Economics
Geography
Social Justice Domain
LEARNING PLAN

2019-2020 Fourth Grade SEL

  • What does it mean to feel good about myself and how can I express that I like who I am?
  • How can I live, work and play with others when we have differences?
  • What clues help me know when and how people are being treated unfairly?
  • How is my life easier or more difficult based on who I am and where I was born?
  • What can one person do to create a safe, welcoming place for all?
  • Grade Level
    3-5
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Studies
    SEL
    ELL / ESL
    Math & Technology
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Recognizing Unfairness

  • What does fairness mean to you?
  • Reflect on peacemakers throughout history, how can we stand for justice like them?
  • What is the right thing to do in response to bullying and discrimination
  • What clues help me know when and how people are being treated unfairly?
  • I can treat people fairly.
  • I can bring peace.
  • Grade Level
    3-5
    Subject
    Civics
    History
    Social Justice Domains