Xpeditions is now archived in National Geographic Education's new website—natgeoed.org

If you liked Xpeditions, you'll love the new media-rich natgeoed.org. Explore the new site now for activities, maps, interactives, videos, homework help, and more!

www.natgeoed.org

Please note: to search for Xpeditions content, check the “include archive” filter.

Photograph courtesy National Geographic Entertainment/Newmarket Films

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.

Collection

Lost Boys

Lost Boys

This collection contains a selection of content from NG Education about the "Lost Boys" of Sudan. Use search to find more.

Pictures of Practice

Watch a classroom teacher use the God Grew Tired of Us activities and video clips with her 7th grade social studies students.

Understanding Self Through Media

Understanding Self Through Media

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.

Maps and Human Migration

Maps and Human Migration

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.

Videos

Watch videos about cultural identity and difference from the point of view of the Lost Boys.

God Grew Tired of Us: Cultural Differences

God Grew Tired of Us: Cultural Differences

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.'

Sense of Place and Community

Sense of Place and Community

In America, the Lost Boys reflect on the culture they left behind and reminisce about life back in Sudan.

From Sudan to the United States

From Sudan to the United States

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.

Responsibility and Leadership

Responsibility and Leadership

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.

Get the DVD

God Grew Tired of Us

God Grew Tired of Us

God Grew Tired of Us explores the indomitable spirit of three "Lost Boys" from the Sudan who leave their homeland, overcome seemingly insurmountable odds, and move to America.


Learn about the Lost Boys

The Dinka People

The Dinka People

Read about the Dinka people, and find profiles of the three Lost Boys that appear in the film.

Sudan

Sudan

Find Sudan facts, maps, and multimedia.

South Sudan

South Sudan

Find South Sudan facts, maps, and multimedia.


Mapping

Download the Africa MapMaker Kit and a 1-page map of Sudan.


'Lost Boy' John Dau's Work

The South Sudan Institute (SSI)

The South Sudan Institute (SSI)

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.


The First Grader

A Nat Geo Movie

A Nat Geo Movie

Watch the inspiring true story of a man's fight to learn to read, and the transforming power of education.