Ask students to watch the animation in four parts and think to themselves about the issues raised in each.
Students should focus on Jack and how his attitudes towards Dahni change as the story develops.
Questions for students to consider:
Test students' first level of response by asking some or all of these questions:
- Part 1: Why is there a TV reporter in the street? (opposition to the arrival of asylum seekers). Write a short news report on this.
- Part 2: What opinions does Karen express about newcomers? Write a paragraph to explain why you agree or disagree with her viewpoints.
- Part 3: What does Jack learn about his own family history? Make a family tree for the Adams family.
- Part 4: What alternative ways forward can you suggest at the end?
- How is an asylum seeker different from an illegal immigrant?
- What criteria should be used to identify a genuine asylum seeker?
- What criteria should we set for people to be accepted as asylum seekers?
- What is the popular image of asylum seekers in this country?
- How far do they think this is a true image?
- What special rights should refugees and asylum seekers have?
- Do they have any special corresponding responsibilities?
Encourage students to explore active citizenship using the Get Invovled section. Here,there are examples of Citizenship action by other schools.
Students can 'Go off on a tangent!' with audio and video clips, find out more on 'Get the lowdown' or test themselves with the quizzes.
Students who finish early can add their own ideas about rights and responsibilities on the messageboard.