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Learning About Refugees

Date Published: 11/07/2017

This semester our Yr 11 History and our Yr 9 students will be learning about refugees.

Make sure you make use of the iCentre’s new service features of :

 ASK

     FIND &

CONNECT

to locate reliable, authoritative information from both our physical and digital spaces.

Explore the tabs below as a guide to finding the information you need to critically think about the topic.

If you find a resource that you would like to recommend to others, write a review of it on the OPAC so everyone can collaborate to find the best information available. You can also add it to MY LIST.

Image source: public domain

Picture books can inspire empathy as you walk a mile in a refugee’s shoes.

Use the FIND icon to search our new OPAC for picture books.

CONNECT with our iCentre on Pinterest to find more books like these – Refugees and Their Stories

ASK if you need help and we can show you how to go about this.

Write a review on the OPAC of the picture books you choose to share with others.

Reading about the refugee story can enhance your understanding of the issues involved.

Use the FIND icon to search Refugees and Fiction. You will find most of them housed under Issues genre.

 

CONNECT with our iCentre on Pinterest to find more fiction books like the one below – Refugees and Their Stories

ASK if you need help and we can show you how to go about this.

Write a review on the OPAC of the books you choose to share with others.

Encyclopedias are a great staring point for research to get an overview of the topic.

FIND information on Britannica School by using the One Search function.

Add useful articles to MY LIST

This excellent resource will also give you access to videos, best web sites and primary source material.

ASK if you need help to use this resource.  It is such a valuable staring point for your research.

Databases are excellent sources of authoritative information.

FIND good quality information on any of the databases we subscribe to by using the One Search function on the OPAC.

Add useful articles to MY LIST

ASK if you need help with One Search and accessing the databases.  This is a worthwhile skill to achieve.

Non-Fiction books are mediated and reliable sources of information. However, you need to check the publication date to see if the information is still relevant.

FIND non-fiction books using the OPAC.

Add those that are useful to MY LIST.

 ASK  for help if you need to.

Remember to write a review to share your opinions of the resource with others.

eBooks are mediated reliable sources of information in a digital format. Remember to check the publication date for relevance.

FIND ebooks that the iCentre holds on your topic by searching the OPAC and FILTERING your results to find eBooks.

ASK for help to filter your results and how to access and borrow ebooks.

Add those that are useful to MY LIST.

Pinterest is a curation tool which can be used to gather visual resources to support your topic.

FIND the CONNECT WITH US page on the website.

SEARCH our social media feeds for current information about refugees.

 

FIND our curated Pinterest board on the topic

Refugees and Their Stories

Start pinning to your own account or use the iCentre board as a springboard into the topic.

Clickview is a source of video resources on your topic.

FIND  Clickview under the Quick Links tab on the website

Search for videos on your topic

ASK for help if you need it, so that you can make best use of this valuable resource.

Add useful videos to MY LIST.

Video resources are also available on YouTube. However, you need to subscribe to reputable channels as the videos are not mediated.

For example, subscribe to these channels for reliable information about refugees:

Amnesty International

UNHRC : the UN Refugee Agency

Reputable news services such as CNN, BBC, The Guardian, Time

The following is an example of a useful and informative video resource from the vlogbrothers channel.

Add those that are useful to MY LIST.

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