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The film God Grew Tired of Us explores the story of three "Lost Boys of Sudan," a group of Dinka youth who fled civil war in their native country of Sudan, spent a decade growing up in a Kenyan refugee camp, and were eventually resettled in the United States. The Dinka are the largest ethnic group in southern Sudan.
Get activities, videos, and maps to help your students understand these true stories of civil war, refugees, and resettlement.
Watch a classroom teacher use the God Grew Tired of Us activities and video clips with her 7th grade social studies students.
To help her students make connections between their lives and the lives of Sudanese refugees, Karen uses video clips from the documentary God Grew Tired of Us to generate discussion and self-awareness.
In this activity about human migration, Karen uses maps to illustrate the difficulties faced by the Lost Boys on their journey from Sudan to the United States.
Watch videos about cultural identity and difference from the point of view of the Lost Boys.
Watch as the Lost Boys experience for the first time what most American's take for granted and as they gain valuable insight on American 'norms.'
In America, the Lost Boys reflect on the culture they left behind and reminisce about life back in Sudan.
Sudan's civil war forced over 25,000 Lost Boys to trek across sub-Saharan Africa in search of safety. Hear their stories from Kakuma Refugee camp.
Now a grown man living in the United States, John Dau helps his friends and family back home and works to raise awareness about the Sudan in America.
Read about the South Sudan Institute (SSI), a group established by "Lost Boy" John Dau. SSI is dedicated to creating sustainable skills and self-sufficiency for returning refugees in communities throughout South Sudan.