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Lesson Plan January 13, 2021

Women on the Move: Analyzing Text and Photography from Eight Migration Stories

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1. Warm up: Students brainstorm and list words, phrases, and images that come to mind when they think of the term "migrant."

2. Exploring Photojournalism: Students explore images from the National Geographic project "Women on the Move" and add to the list of images they created during the warm up. Students review the terms photojournalist and caption, and practice using details from images to make predictions about the eight articles composing "Women on the Move."

3. Explore the Articles from "Women on the Move": Student review the introduction to "Women on the Move," and then use the reading guides below to analyze details from the eight articles that make up the project. The articles use photography and text to share the stories of women from different parts of the world who were forced to migrate.

MOVE -- OR DIE: SOMALIA

THE JOURNEY: HONDURAS TO MEXICO

THE CONTRACT: VIETNAM TO SINGAPORE

FINDING PEACE: MYANMAR TO AUSTRALIA

NEW CHOICES: PAKISTAN

XENOPHOBIA: KYRGYZSTAN TO RUSSIA

THE TEACHER: ZIMBABWE TO SOUTH AFRICA

THE ART OF HEALING: YEMEN TO THE NETHERLANDS

4. Analyzing articles from "Women on the Move: Students use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast details from the articles.

5. Discussion Questions: Students apply details from their comprehension questions and analysis to a discussion about the content and structure of the "Women on the Move" project.

6. Extension Activities: Students use details from the articles for one or more of the following projects.

  • Research paper inspired by "Women on the Move"
  • Classroom presentation
  • Fighting Words poem
  • Mapping migration journeys
  • Comparison Essay

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