TOPIC: REFUGEES IN CRISIS: THE ROHINGYA – October 3, 2017

CLP Current Events take classrooms across the globe to the coastal region known as Rakhine in southwestern Myanmar. There the Rohingya, a minority Muslim people in majority Buddhist Myanmar, are fleeing for their lives to adjacent Bangladesh, India and other countries in East Asia. CLP suggests beginning with Background and More where excellent articles about the Rohingya, their history, and current suffering are explained. Brought to teachers by Susie Marcus, CLP consultant, with CLP staff.


CLP CURRENT EVENTS: October 3, 2017

TOPIC: REFUGEES IN CRISIS: THE ROHINGYA

How do you pronounce
Rohingya
?

How do you pronounce
Aung San Suu Kyi
?

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Aung San Suu Kyi & Democracy in Myanmar.


NEWS SOURCES (6 total)

In Grim Camps, Rohingya Suffer on ‘Scale That We Couldn’t Imagine’
by Ben C. Solomon, New York Times, Sept. 29, 2017
CLP: learn what’s happening in refugee camps in Bangladesh now.

Aung San Suu Kyi Says Myanmar Does Not Fear Scrutiny Over Rohingya Crisis
by Poppy McPherson, The Guardian, Sept. 19, 2017
CLP finds: Nobel prize winning leader facing world scrutiny

India Seeks Deportation of Rohingya for Security Reasons
by Anjana Pasricha, VOA, Sept. 19, 2017
“… India is walking a tightrope on the issue of the Rohingya refugees …”

For more articles

QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER (15+ total)

  • Where is Rakhine? Myanmar (formerly Burma)? Bangladesh? India?
  • Who are the Rohingya?
  • Who is Aung San Suu Kyi? What might explain her reluctance to comment about the threat to the Rohingya people in Myanmar? What pressure has forced her to explain the Rohingya refugee crisis? Why is she under special obligation to care about ethnic minorities in Burma?
For more questions to consider

Background and More (5 total)

Lesson Plans (4 total)

Constitutional Connections (5 total)

Oregon Connections (2 total)

Oregon State Social Science Standards

We the People Lesson Connections

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