Tent Schools International

Resources for teachers.

It can be alarming for children to imagine that kids like them have to flee their homes to stay safe. The following resources for teachers, parents and mentors are designed to help adults and children alike approach the topic of the refugee crisis in age-appropriate ways.

You’ll also find resources for educators working directly with displaced children. Request a free copy of one of our guides today.

Lesson plans

We recommend the following lesson plans as resources for teachers.

Children's books

We recommend the following titles as resources for teachers. Find these and more at ReadBrightly.com.

Lubna and Pebble by Wendy Meddour

Teacup by Rebecca Young

The Journey by Francesca Sanna

Lost and Found Cat by Doug Kuntz and Amy Shrodes


We recommended the following documentaries as resources for teachers, appropriate for older children and adults.
Note the ratings to determine age-appropriate content for young people.

Our children's newsletter

Feel free to print and distribute our children’s newsletter to your class. You’ll find stories about kids like them inside!

Trauma-informed guides

Tent Schools International has developed three guides for educators working with displaced children. Authored by pediatric therapist Jessica Roost, these easy-to-use guides are available on Amazon or free for pickup or delivery from our headquarters.

The Inclusive Classroom – a practical training manual to effectively teach students with learning challenges (request a free copy)

Beyond PTSD: a Trauma-Informed Guide for Educators (request a free copy or order the book)

Nature as Therapy: Using the Great Outdoors as a Therapeutic and Educational Tool (request a free copy or order the book)