BMS 8th Graders Create Museum Exhibit Honoring International Refugees Who Have Faced Challenges Fleeing and Finding Home
BMS 8th grade ELA students have been learning about the universal experiences refugees around the world face in fleeing their homes and seeking safe shelter. They have read the novel, Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai and conducted research on refugees from conflicts in Afghanistan, SouthEast Asia, Vietnam, Bosnia, and Iraq.
Students have written their own historical fiction, free verse poems expressing how refugees turn "inside out," but also reflecting how they can turn "back again" after finding safety.
Parents and school staff were invited to join Mrs. Kaake and her student teacher, Mr. Fino, today in viewing all of these projects and honoring the struggles refugees have faced. Visitors were encourage to provide feedback to the students regarding their projects using "comment slips" provided in class.