The Good Lie

Connected Teaching and Learning

Lesson plan

the-good-lie-1The Good Lie is a movie about a group of Sudanese refugees given the chance to resettle in America arrive in Kansas City, Missouri, where their encounter with an employment agency counselor forever changes all of their lives. Nearly 70,000 refugees were resettled across the United States in 2014, many arriving with little more than they could carry. Often, America is thought of solely as a land of opportunity. We overlook hardships that new arrivals to the U.S. may have experienced, focusing instead on the assumed potential before them. America is and has been a safe haven for many people, but in arriving on these shores, they leave behind a life and a home.

Before watching


Read these articles from Denmark (article 2) and discuss the incident related to the questions below. Write a short answer and share it here

  • Is it ever okay to break the law…

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