Syria: Reunited after damage
Build empathy and understanding about people affected by conflict through discussing a moving photograph.
- Quick activity, photo
- Conflict, Newsthink
Over seven years of conflict in Syria have affected millions of people. Homes have been destroyed, people have had to flee the violence to other locations within Syria and to other countries, and many have lost or become separated from their loved ones.
These discussion and creative activities look at a photograph of two sisters who are reunited after a devastating airstrike in Syria, exploring what their thoughts and emotions may be.
- build empathy through imagining how people affected by conflict may feel
- improve their awareness of life in a conflict zone
- discuss further information they would like to know about the situation.
Look at the photograph and decide on a short phrase that sums it up.
2. Photograph/discussion activity
Discuss possible captions for the photograph and consider how the sisters may have been feeling before, during and after the photograph was taken.
3. Creative extension activity
Think about the questions they would like to ask the girls, and imagine and write up a short interview.
This resource was written by P J White of Alt62 and published in January 2018.
The photo of two young women embracing amid the rubble of a ruined building © Abdulmonam Eassa/AFP/Getty Images.