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What is it like being a Ukrainian refugee? — Gathering heirlooms, clothes, pets amid Russian bombardment

March 7, 2022


To watch the feature story, click the video above and answer the questions below. Or skim the segments from the latest NewsHour, and choose the story that works best for your class. Click on the following images which will take you to the video. NOTE: Some segments from this broadcast contain disturbing images of war. Please review all material before sharing with your classroom. 

Five Facts

Discussion questions using the Journalist’s Five Ws plus an H:

  • Who are some of the individuals or groups of people mentioned in the news summary?
  • What stories are covered?
  • Where do some of the stories take place?
  • When did those stories occur?
  • Why did the event(s) take place?
  • How do you think the NewsHour’s producers decided which stories made it into the news summary?

Who else do you think should have been interviewed in the story you watched?

It is understandable to feel upset because of events in Ukraine, particularly after seeing disturbing images of war. Who are some people you can talk with at school and outside school? If you are not sure, check with your teacher.

Focus Questions

See, Think, Wonder: What did you notice? What did the story make you think? What story would you want to find out more about? Where would you go to learn more?

What questions came to mind when you were watching this story? What questions would you like to ask reporter Simon Ostrovsky?

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