This clip, associated with the lesson plan for Rain in a Dry Land, provides cultural information on Somali refugees, illustrates life in the refugee camp, and shows some of the information they learn about the U.S. in preparation for resettlement. Students should discuss the living conditions of the refugee camp and how the refugees might perceive living in America based on the information they learn about it. Return to lesson plan »
In this chilling video, Pol Pot's second in command, Nuon Chea (a.k.a. "Brother Number 2"), describes the decision they made to eliminate perceived "traitors" while they were in power. It's the first time a leader of the Khmer Rouge has admitted to ordering the killing of Cambodian people.
A group of Syrian women explain that the biggest challenges for women in the Muslim world stem not from conservative religious behaviors but from the cultural norms advocated by conservative male clerics.