From Rohingya to Bangladesh: Prisoners of Their Own Land

Harlina Vargas, 3rd Grade Art, Collinswood Language Elementary School

Curriculum Unit (PDF)


This unit will evaluate the people of Bangladesh taking Rohingya refugees in their land and focus on Bangladesh people being affected by natural disaster; “the so-called climate refugees.” These families have experienced mistreatment, such as abuse physically and mentally. To survive, Rohingya people must flee to their neighbor country, Bangladesh. As well, Bangladesh has been a solidarity country to allow them to be in their country, but
Bangladeshi people are prisoners of their own land themselves and are affected by climate disasters. Additionally, we will approach these two groups’ lifestyle and what makes them refugees, and prisoners of their own land. Furthermore, the content will be targeted to engage students to be inspired to develop a form of art, expressionism, to reflect the affected people of Rohingya, and Bangladeshi refugees. Expressionism is the demonstration of feelings/emotions that convey the idea of an expression in art. This unit aligns with the North Carolina Visual Arts/literacy standards on how art documents the history of the local community and how
artists express personal ideas. In this case, how people from these countries express themselves through art. Additionally, this aligns with advocating for a humanitarian response that develops a sense of empathy, care, and help in students.