8 M1 - Finding Home: Refugees

Supporting Materials


Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam (Unabridged)

Cracker is one of the United States Army's most valuable weapons: a German shepherd trained to sniff out bombs, traps, and the enemy. The fate of entire platoons rests on her keen sense of smell. She's a Big Deal, and she likes it that way. Sometimes Cracker remembers when she was younger, and...

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Forgotten Ship: A Daring Rescue as Saigon Fell

Joseph Shapiro and Sandra Bartlett, “Forgotten Ship: A Daring Rescue as Saigon Fell,” transcript, National Public Radio, August 31, 2010.


God Grew Tired of Us

An award-winning, critically acclaimed documentary, narrated by Nicole Kidman, GOD GREW TIRED OF US explores the indomitable spirit of three "Lost Boys" from the Sudan who are forced to leave their homeland due to a tumultuous civil war. The documentary chronicles their triumph over seemingly...


Inside Out and Back Again

Vietnam-born author Thanhha Lai bursts onto the literary scene with Inside Out & Back Again - her National Book Award-winning debut. Written in rich, free-verse poems, this moving tale follows a young Vietnamese girl as she leaves her war-torn homeland for America in 1975. With...


Lily's Crossing (Unabridged)

When Lily meets Albert, a refugee from Hungary, during the summer of 1944, they begin a special friendship. However, Lily and Albert have both told lies, and Lily has told a lie that may cost Albert his life.

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The Vietnam Wars

An historic tableau of wars in Vietnam from 208 BC to 1975 is presented. Periods covered are the Chinese wars from 208 BC to 1428, the French colonization of Vietnam from 1627 to 1941, Vietnamese involvement in World War II, the independence movement against the French and the war with the US....

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