Become a Letters of Hope Classroom

Empathy through Understanding

Thanks for considering CARE’s #LettersOfHope Classroom! We’ve developed this curriculum as a way to build understanding, empathy and connections between American students and young refugees around the world. We hope you will find it thorough, informative and inspiring as you and your students create a foundation on which to better understand human rights and a global crisis that today finds more than 65 million people forcibly displaced from their homes and countries.

From this page, you can download six lesson plans aimed at middle-school classrooms, along with a toolkit of supporting materials, videos and other resources. And there’s a condensed activity guide, too, which might work well when time doesn’t allow for the full curriculum and or for events outside of a classroom setting. Please contact Shawn Reeves at sreeves@care.org with questions or for more information about our #LettersOfHope Classroom. 

Scroll down to see lessons 1-6. 

Condensed Activity Guides

These guides are suitable when time doesn’t allow for the full curriculum or for events outside of a classroom setting.

Collateral Content

These supporting resources include an introduction to the #LettersOfHope learning unit, an explanation of the #LettersOfHope Facebook group, a message template for use with social media posts and a YouTube playlist containing a selection of relevant videos. 

LOH - Lesson 1

Lesson 1

"Who is the refugee?" Part 1

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#LettersOfHope Lesson 1

LOH - Lesson 2

Lesson 2

“Who is the refugee?" Part 2

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#LettersOfHope Lesson 2

LOH - Lesson 3

Lesson 3

Identifying Rhetoric

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#LettersOfHope Lesson 3

LOH - Lesson 4

Lesson 4

Human Rights

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#LettersOfHope Lesson 4

LOH - Lesson 5

Lesson 5

Refugee Camp Simulation

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#LettersOfHope Lesson 5

LOH - Lesson 6

Lesson 6

#LettersOfHope Messages

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#LettersOfHope Lesson 6