This website features a series of videos and personal accounts of Syrian refugees in Lebanon. The stories are well written and include powerful videos, images and other learning tools to help students understand the plight of Syrian refugees.
Type of Material:
Use for comparative analysis of lifestyles, an understanding of how disruptive war can be, or as a way of looking at Syria that is typically not available. It puts a human face and voice to the discussion of refugees and migration.
Embeded videos and sound. Seems to work well in the most popular browsers without additional plug-ins.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
Understanding of the plight of Syrian refugees as well as their current lifestyles and means of adapting to very problematic conditions.
Target Student Population:
Undergraduates and general audiences. Of particular use to activist groups to show a personal face to an international conflict.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Beautifully done ethnography.
Limited as a case study. Dated material, it was last updated in 2015.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The prescence and authencity of the stories will appeal to students, especially the affective domain. The range of narratives lends itself to multiple uses. Visuals and videos are very engaging. Would serve as an excellent basis for discussion of the Syrian issue and other issues faced by refugees world wide.
It is not designed as an educational resources, and lacks thematic structure, learning objectives, and specific exercises.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The visual presentation and ease of use are remarkable. Would be good to have a page where people can leave comments and comments that have been left can be read.
Videos took a long time to load.
Other Issues and Comments:
It meets PG rating (except for a few visitor comments). It has not been updated since 2015, but still relevant.
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