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Module 2: Previewing the smuggling of migrants video

 

Subject Smuggling of Migrants
Grade level Secondary (13-18)
Learning outcomes Students should be able to:
  1. Recall prior knowledge about the smuggling of migrants
  2. Identify misconceptions about the smuggling of migrants
  3. Record what they have learned about the smuggling of migrants
  4. Ask questions about other aspects of the smuggling of migrants 
Essential question What do you already know about the smuggling of migrants?
Rationale The Know-Want-Learned-Question (KWLQ) activity helps students recall prior learning and organize their ideas before, during and after viewing the video.
Instructional time 30 minutes
Materials needed Paper, writing tools
 

Teacher information

Previewing activities are conducted prior to watching the video. Previewing is not watching a trailer or excerpts of the video. Previewing helps to activate student's prior knowledge. One way to preview is to help students discover what they already know or think they know about the smuggling of migrants. Identifying misconceptions is critical before introducing a new topic.

Using the KWLQ activity is a good way of achieving this goal. You should conduct the KW parts of the activity before viewing the video. These activities can be carried out with students in groups or individually using large paper, a chalkboard, on paper, or computers. The purpose is to identify what they know (K) about the smuggling of migrants and what they would like to learn about the smuggling of migrants (W).

After the students have viewed the video, you can conduct the LQ parts of the activity: finding out what they have learned (L) about the smuggling of migrants and identifying what further questions (Q) they have about the smuggling of migrants. This (Q) part of the activity offers opportunities to explore issues about the smuggling of migrants that are not covered in the video.

 

Lesson plan procedures

1. Divide the students into groups of 3-5, depending on the size of your class. Place students with special needs in groups where dedicated staff can help support their participation. 

2. Ask the students to write down everything they know (K) about the smuggling of migrants.

3. Ask the students to identify what (W) they would like to learn about the smuggling of migrants (e.g., how to stop the smuggling of migrants, etc.).

4. Invite the students share their (K) and (W) results.

5. Invite the groups to share their work with the class. Ask the students to compare and contrast what the different groups have reported.

6. Ask the students if they noticed any patterns.

Closure: The (Q) offers opportunities to explore issues about the smuggling of migrants that are not covered in the video.

 

Key messages

Close by reiterating the key messages about the smuggling of migrants that teachers are urged to frame their lessons around and share with students:

  • Smuggled migrants have human rights that must be respected, including the right to be treated with dignity and the right to personal safety
  • It is important to raise awareness of the smuggling of migrants, to address the root causes of the vulnerabilities linked to the practice (such as poverty, conflict and environmental disaster) and to uphold human rights

 

Next: Module 3 - Viewing the smuggling of migrants video with a purpose
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