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Migration / Homelessness


Migration / Homelessness

LT focus:develop the concept of justice, responsibility and empathy through a discussion of issues such as “Why share?”, “Why be sorry?”, “Why be kind to each other?”

Background for teacher: Article 27 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child states that “Children have the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their physical and mental needs.” This Article also states that “Governments should help families and guardians to provide this, particularly with regard to food, clothing and housing.”


  1. Read the book: the Way back home by Oliver Jeffares-Discuss-What happened to the main character?
  2. Think-pair-share-How did he feel at the start/middle/end of the story?


Children respond to the story by painting/drawing pictures of the main characters and showing how he feels when he is away from his home.


Children can take photos and share to google classroom for whole class discussion. Teacher is looking to provoke the fairness and equality of the boy not having his home. The next stage might be to discuss and brainstorm “ Homelessness” as in the first lesson explores the idea of a person temporarily not having a home.

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