Tuesday, November 17, 2015


Thousands have been making their way from their war torn homelands to Europe where they hope to find a better life. The compassionate and moral response would be to help these people and give them a home yet what is right is not always practical. There are economic and political concerns muddying the waters and the very real danger of undesirables sneaking in. Do your research and decide what the response to the refugee crisis should be. Then write an essay in which you support your view while refuting counter arguments.
Refer to my second blog, The Essay Archive, for sample essays: https://theessayarchive.blogspot.com.tr/  
Reading material to make notes on
·         Turning Away Refugees Won’t Fight Terrorism, and Might Make It Worse
·         Why my state won't turn refugees away http://edition.cnn.com/2015/11/17/opinions/markell-us-accept-refugees/
·         Stop wasting money on aid, and start letting in more refugees http://new.spectator.co.uk/2014/11/the-shameful-truth-britain-lets-in-far-too-few-refugees/  
·         Is the EU turning into “Fortress Europe” for migrants? http://www.debatingeurope.eu/2014/10/03/is-the-eu-turning-into-fortress-europe-for-migrants/#.Vkwiz9LhC1s
Videos to watch and make notes on
·         The long term impacts of the attack on Paris http://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2015-11-16/the-long-term-impact-of-the-attacks-in-paris
·         Queen Rania: Refugee crisis is a global problem http://edition.cnn.com/videos/tv/2015/09/10/jordan-queen-rania-on-refugee-crisis.cnn
·         CARE CEO on Syrian refugee crisis http://edition.cnn.com/videos/tv/2015/09/04/exp-nunn-care-refugees.cnn
·         Damon on migrants: we are their only voice http://edition.cnn.com/videos/tv/2015/09/13/rs-0913-arwa-damon.cnn

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