The worksheets in this unit of work focusses on a variety of comprehension/research/written/math activities assisting the student's understanding of the text. The contents below highlight what the unit of work covers.
1. Comprehension: Students to answer a number of questions.
2. Book Report: Students to produce a book report about the book The Little Refugee.
3. What would I take? Imagine a terrible bushfire is fast approaching. You have 20 minutes to gather some items and leave. What would you take? After reading The Little Refugee by Anh Do, produce a flow chart containing 8 important events experienced by Anh Do, as presented in the book. Illustrate the scene, then write a sentence or two explaining each illustration.
4. Flow Chart: Students produce a flow chart of important events encountered on the journey
5. Newspaper article: They are to write about the arrival of the refugees: ‘the boat people’.
6. Letter writing: Students to place themselves in Anh’s shoes and write a letter to friends in Vietnam explaining to them what had happened since the boat had left Vietnam.
7. Spontaneous Writing: A number of pages are selected from the Little Refugee for students to discuss and to then write a reflection on.
8. Research: Students to research (individually/small group) the word refugee and the word migrant. They are then to present to the class the differences and similarities between the two.
9. Venn Diagram: A comparison of Anh Do’s life and another refugee.
10, Venn diagram: A comparison between Anh Do in The Little Refugee and Unhei in The Name Jar or A Safe Place to Live by Bic Walker .
11. Timeline. Immigration to Australia: Students to research immigration to Australia. They are to construct a time line which highlights dates and facts of who, when and why?
12. Push pull factors: Research to identify reasons for immigration. Students then to apply their understanding of push and pull factors to Ahn Do’s situation.
13. General Activities:
a) Geography: On a map of the world, students to locate Vietnam and other surrounding Asian countries.
b) Research: Students to produce a tourist brochure.
c) Persuasive text - Students to write a persuasive text for or against Australia providing a new home for refugees.
d) Biography: Students to research and write a biography on Anh Do. As they research facts about Anh Do, students can produce their own sub-headings.
e) Research: Vietnam War: Students to research facts about the Vietnam War. Students can present their findings via Power Point or they can produce a mind-map containing important facts. They can create their own sub-headings.
f) Longitude and latitude: After discussing with students what longitude and latitude refers to, have students use an atlas to locate a number of Australian and Asian cities.
g) Mathematics/timeline: Students to research Anh Do’s life. They are then to construct a timeline of Anh Do’s life to the present.
14. Word Search