Introduction to the teachers

In “Against All Odds”, students follow a young person’s flight from oppression in his or her home country to exile in an asylum country. The game is intended to increase students’ awareness and knowledge about refugees – where they come from, what situations they have faced and how they adapt to their new lives.

Educators across the United States can help students learn about the plight of refugees and understand the importance of treating refugees with tolerance and respect. UNHCR offers free educational materials for teachers of grades 4-12, including lesson plans, magazines, videos, posters and games.


Additional educational resources and learning activities about refugees and human rights can be found at the following websites:

United Nations Resources

UN CyberSchoolBus

Amnesty International USA

A Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City

Human Rights Education Association

Human Rights Learning Centre

Human Rights Web

The Preamble to The Bill of Rights

This is My Home

University of Minnesota

US Department of State