Seventh-grade students in Laguna Middle School teacher Marc Townsend’s world history class had just finished a unit on Islam when the Paris attacks happened. Townsend, with his colleagues, decided to create a new unit on refugee relief. Students are not debating the politics of whether to bring Syrian refugees into the U.S. but are investigating refugee crises around the world. Above, Jacob Edwards, 12, works on the project with teacher, Marc Townsend, during class in December.
Seventh-grade students in Laguna Middle School teacher Marc Townsend’s world history class had just finished a unit on Islam when the Paris attacks happened. Townsend, with his colleagues, decided to create a new unit on refugee relief. Students are not debating the politics of whether to bring Syrian refugees into the U.S. but are investigating refugee crises around the world. Above, Jacob Edwards, 12, works on the project with teacher, Marc Townsend, during class in December. Laura Dickinson ldickinson@thetribunenews.com
Seventh-grade students in Laguna Middle School teacher Marc Townsend’s world history class had just finished a unit on Islam when the Paris attacks happened. Townsend, with his colleagues, decided to create a new unit on refugee relief. Students are not debating the politics of whether to bring Syrian refugees into the U.S. but are investigating refugee crises around the world. Above, Jacob Edwards, 12, works on the project with teacher, Marc Townsend, during class in December. Laura Dickinson ldickinson@thetribunenews.com

Learning about refugees is first step to helping them

January 12, 2016 09:52 PM