Teaching ideas

Lesson 2: Community investigation

Learning outcome

Participants will develop understanding of the settlement support network in their local community.

Lesson resources

Step 1. DVD

Students watch the DVD Roads to Refuge » Supporting refugee communities.

Step 2. Brainstorm

Community partnerships- Ask students to imagine that the principal of their school has asked them to provide an overview of community support services that could assist the school in supporting refugee students.

Either in groups or individually, students brainstorm a list of organisations that can be approached. Students can refer to the website Roads to Refuge » Supporting refugees » Community to investigate refugee service providers and discover the purpose of different organisations and networks.

Step 4. Report

Students report on their findings and discuss:

  • whether or not there is any overlap or gaps in services for refugee communities in the local area
  • the most relevant services for a young person
  • suggestions for a service that would be helpful to engage in/ with the school.

Students present findings to the principal.