Share the importance of World Humanitarian Day with students. MY HERO's multimedia lesson plan honors humanitarian workers in danger. Includes discussion guide and learning outcome.
World Humanitarian Day is celebrated each year on August 19 to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world.
MY HERO recommends students watch the following films about humanitarians providing shelter and aid to those affected by war in South Sudan and Somalia or bringing medical assistance to those in need. (Please note: Defying Death in South Sudan includes some violence and may not be appropriate for younger students.)
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Waves for Water's mission is to get access to clean water to those in need around the world, in areas such as Puerto Rico, Haiti, Sierra Leone, Nepal and more.
Featuring Humanitarian Hero Award-Winner Ken Payumo. This film may not be appropriate for younger viewers due to violence. (7:24 min)
Dr. Hawa Abdi is Somalia's first female gynecologist. When the central government collapsed in 1989, her one-room clinic on her family farm began housing people fleeing the fighting. (3:57)
This spectacular film follows the work of doctors who provide eye surgeries to the people of Nepal.
Students will identify humanitarian heroes in their community. Students will create an action plan towards solving an issue in their community. Students are encouraged to create an original piece of art honoring their own humanitarian hero.
The World Humanitarian Day lesson plan was created by MY HERO Education Outreach Director Laura Nietzer.
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Organizer created on 7/8/2019 7:10:03 AM by Laura Nietzer
Last edited 8/31/2020 3:21:44 PM by Shannon Luders-Manuel