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Politics and Society Learning Path: Human Rights; European Refugee Crisis Learning Path

By PDST

The resources in this learning path could be used as stimuli for students, with the teacher creating tasks around an essential question, or set of questions. Students could be asked to use the resources included to create; a paragraph response, discursive essay response, voice clip of their response, research of further data on this topic or to critically evaluate the sources, amongst other ideas. Possible NCCA key thinker biographies - Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Martha Nussbaum, Benedict Anderson These key thinkers have contributed to the development of some of the key ideas within this learning path. Teachers may also choose to invite students to make links with other Key Thinkers in the booklet provided in the learning path.
7 resources in this Learning Path

1

Politics and Society Key Thinker Booklet

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/32068/31810.pdf Added: 25 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference / Article

This booklet contains the NCCA biographies of 15 of the 17 Key thinkers named in the updated Politics and Society specification.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Politics & Society

Suggestions for use: Background reading on the key thinkers for students. Can be assigned as reading alongside a topic or strand to encourage students to make links to the perspectives of the prescribed key thinkers.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons
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2

European Parliament Research Service Data: Asylum Seekers

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thin...ration/public/index.html?page=intro Added: 26 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference / Other

Collection of data, policy information, budget information and infographics around the issue of asylum seekers entering the EU.
This is a broad set of data and evidence which could be skimmed and scanned for statistics or other useful data in making arguments around this issue as well as linking the issue to EU law and human rights legal frameworks.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Politics & Society

Strand: 7. Globalisation & Identity

Strand unit: 3. Diversity in the E.U

Suggestions for use: The resources in this learning path could be used as stimuli for students, with the teacher creating tasks around an essential question, or set of questions. Students could be asked to use the resources included to create; a paragraph response, discursive essay response, voice clip of their response, research of further data on this topic or to critically evaluate the sources, amongst other ideas.

Learning Outcomes:

2.6 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5


Topics:
Human Rights and Responsibilities in Europe and the Wider World; Globalisation and Identity.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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3

Eurostat Data on Immigration and Asylum seekers

https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/docum...ee052a9-ffb8-d170-e994-9d5107def1a8 Added: 26 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference / Article

Eurostat Data press release from March 2020 on the composition in terms of nationality of those seeking asylum in the European Union and the trends in terms of numbers.
Students could use the data in this press release as part of an analysis of the issue asylum seeking in the EU and linking the issue to human rights and identity.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Politics & Society

Strand: 7. Globalisation & Identity

Strand unit: 3. Diversity in the E.U

Suggestions for use: The resources in this learning path could be used as stimuli for students, with the teacher creating tasks around an essential question, or set of questions. Students could be asked to use the resources included to create; a paragraph response, discursive essay response, voice clip of their response, research of further data on this topic or to critically evaluate the sources, amongst other ideas.

Learning Outcomes:

2.6 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5


Topics:
Human Rights and Responsibilities in Europe and the Wider World; Globalisation and Identity.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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4

Al Jazeera article: Refugee crisis on the Greece-Turkey border

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/f...-turkey-border-200311054235487.html Added: 26 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference / Other

This is an article from Al Jazeera which examines the “refugee crisis” on the Greece - Turkey border.
This article can be used as a comparison with other articles related to the same topic to allow students to explore the refugee crisis and related topics from a variety of news sources.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Politics & Society

Strand: 7. Globalisation & Identity

Strand unit: 3. Diversity in the E.U

Suggestions for use: The resources in this learning path could be used as stimuli for students, with the teacher creating tasks around an essential question, or set of questions. Students could be asked to use the resources included to create; a paragraph response, discursive essay response, voice clip of their response, research of further data on this topic or to critically evaluate the sources, amongst other ideas.

Learning Outcomes:

2.6 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5


Topics:
Human Rights and Responsibilities in Europe and the Wider World; Globalisation and Identity.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

5

The Guardian article: Tensions rise at Greece-Turkey border

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2...losed-tensions-greece-turkey-border Added: 26 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference / Other

This is a Guardian article about the EU not allowing the influx of Syrian refugees through Turkey into Greece.
The article can be used as a resource by students to explore identity and human rights in relation to the Eu, Turkey and Greece.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Politics & Society

Strand: 7. Globalisation & Identity

Strand unit: 3. Diversity in the E.U

Suggestions for use: The resources in this learning path could be used as stimuli for students, with the teacher creating tasks around an essential question, or set of questions. Students could be asked to use the resources included to create; a paragraph response, discursive essay response, voice clip of their response, research of further data on this topic or to critically evaluate the sources, amongst other ideas.

Learning Outcomes:

2.6 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5


Topics:
Human Rights and Responsibilities in Europe and the Wider World; Globalisation and Identity.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

6

UN Article: Asylum seeker ‘pushbacks’ at Turkey-Greece border

https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/03/1059992 Added: 26 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference / Other

This is a UN News article about a UN expert raising concern over migrant, asylum seeker ‘pushbacks’ at Turkey-Greece border.
This article can be used as a source to examine the topic of human rights in relation to the violence against migrants and asylum seekers at the border between Turkey and Greece

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Politics & Society

Strand: 6. Human Rights+Responsibilities: Wider World

Strand unit: 2. Argument about Rights: Wider World

Suggestions for use: This is a UN News article about a UN expert raising concern over migrant, asylum seeker ‘pushbacks’ at Turkey-Greece border.
This article can be used as a source to examine the topic of human rights in relation to the violence against migrants and asylum seekers at the border between Turkey and Greece

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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7

An Integrated Approach to Learning, Teaching and Assessment

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/29422/29158.pdf Added: 08 Apr 2019 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference / Activity

The following PDST booklet 'An Integrated Approach to Learning, Teaching and Assessment' aids teachers in considering what methodologies could be used in class to support the inquiry process.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Agriculture Science (2019)

Strand: Teaching and Learning

Strand unit: Pedagogy

Suggestions for use: Placemat: (Page 73)
Placemat can be used to encourage students to share ideas and reach a consensus about a topic or goal. It can be used to activate prior knowledge of a topic among students. It can help students share problem solving techniques, take group notes during a video/oral presentation, to summerise learning after the class or to begin an opening review of a subsequent lesson.
Anticipation Exercise: (Page 35/36)
The anticipation exercise could be utilised to assess students prior knowledge of a topic. This will give the teacher a picture of the students’ awareness of the concepts involved. However it could also be used as an assessment tool after the learning to see if the students have understood the concepts which they were presented with.
Think-Pair-Square-Share (Page 71)
The think-pair-square-share methodology can be used throughout the inquiry process to enable reflection and discussion among the pupils on the stage of the inquiry or the economic knowledge being explored.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
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