Answer Key: First Thanksgiving For Refugees

Lesson Plan: Refugees Give Gratitude and Thanks forFirst Thanksgiving In America

II. While Reading Activities

Word Inference

  1. untenable |ˌənˈtenəb(ə)l| adjective- (especially of a position or view) not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection: this argument is clearly untenable.
  2. refugees |ˌrefyo͝oˈjē| noun-a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster: tens of thousands of refugees fled their homes | [as modifier] : a refugee camp.
  3. integral |ˈin(t)əɡrəlinˈteɡrəl| adjective-1 necessary to make a whole complete; essential or fundamental: games are an integral part of the school’s curriculum | systematic training should be integral to library management.
  4. scarce |skers| adjective- (especially of food, money, or some other resource) insufficient for the demand: as raw materials became scarce, synthetics were developed.
  5. advocate |ˈadvəkət| noun -a person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or policy: he was an untiring advocate of economic reform.
  6. quota |ˈkwōdə| noun-a limited or fixed number or amount of people or things, in particular:
  7. vet |vet| verb (vets, vetting, vetted) [with object]British investigate (someone) thoroughly, especially in order to ensure that they are suitable for a job requiring secrecy, loyalty, or trustworthiness: each applicant will be vetted by police.
  8. appropriate adjective |əˈprōprēət| suitable or proper in the circumstances: a measure appropriate to a wartime economy.
  9. stock |stäk| noun-• a supply or quantity of something accumulated or available for future use: I need to replenish my stock of food goods.
  10. asylum |əˈsīləm| noun 1 (also political asylum) the protection granted by a nation to someone who has left their native country as a political refugee: she applied for asylum and was granted refugee status.

Source: New Oxford American Dictionary 


Reading Comprehension

True /False/NA-Statements

  1. T-Two years ago this month, Mayada Anjari was only dimly aware that a holiday was approaching.
  2. F-Mayada  Anjari’s family is from from Syria.
  3. T-The family left their home city, Homs in 2013.
  4. F-They registered as refugees with the United Nations, so the boys could attend school.
  5. F-The children could attend school however, the adults could not work legally.
  6. T- Working with the United Nations Refugee Agency, the Department of State brings in a certain number of refugees each year.
  7. T-Sponsors must provide a ‘culturally appropriate’ meal for the family.
  8. F-Chris George is an executive director of Integrated Refugees & Immigrants Services,  in New Haven.
  9. T-Fereshteh Ganjavi, who arrived from Afghanistan in 2013 and now works at Integrated Refugees.
  10. T-Dima King, who arrived in the United States last year, is seeking asylum because of the anti-gay persecution.

Grammar: Identifying English Articles

  1. By last fall, the boys (now 14, 12 and 10) had learned about the Pilgrims
  2. Ms. Anjari had memorized the two-mile walk to the nearest store.
  3. She had cooked for the church group.
  4. Fans of Ms. Anjari’s food helped her publish a cookbook of Syrian recipes.
  5. The daily violence of the civil war had made their lives untenable.
  6. From the day of arrival, food is an integral part of adjustment to a new country.
  7. Mr. George is a passionate advocate.
  8. An Eritrean mother and children arrived earlier in the year.