Resource bank

Planning to teach a lesson or unit on migration, immigration, emigration, multiculturalism or cultural diversity? Looking for good resources to support you? Short on time? Overwhelmed by the amount available out there and reluctant to start from scratch? We are here to help! We have put the time in for you, searched widely and selected some of the best resources and useful sites on these themes. Use our simple search boxes to locate the right resource for you and your pupils. Please review any you’ve used and write to our head of learning and partnerships to recommend any others at emily@migrationmuseum.org.

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  • A perilous journey: Khalid’s flight to Europe from Syria

    Produced byPositiveNegatives
    SubjectArt, Citizenship, Geography, History
    Topics/keywordsAsylum seekers, Displacement, Forced migration, Graphic novel, Journeys, Refugees, War
    Age rangeKS3 (ages 11–14), KS4 (ages 14–16)
    SummaryThis is the story of a Syrian who fled war and escaped to Europe. The piece is the first of a three-part series featured in the Guardian that depict torture, incarceration and other hardships endured by three men while in Syria and on their journeys to Europe. Read more
    DescriptionAn illustrated account of perilous journeys faced by Syrian refugeesResource
  • Two Billion Miles

    Produced byChannel 4
    SubjectCitizenship, Geography, History
    Topics/keywordsAsylum seeker, Borders, Forced migration, Humanitarian response, Immigration, Journeys, Refugees, War
    Age rangeKS3 (ages 11–14), KS4 (ages 14–16), KS5 (ages 16–18)
    SummaryMigrants and refugees travelling to Europe to apply for asylum in 2015 have collectively travelled two billion miles. This interactive video story allows viewers to follow in the footsteps of migrants and refugees as they face the hardships of months on the road. The user-led story demonstrates the reality of the migrant experience, as they flee from terror and war, starting from one of six locations: Sinjar in Iraq, three cities in Syria, Somalia and Eritrea. Read more
    DescriptionA multimedia resource capturing journeys of refugees who have fled their homes and sought asylum in Europe. Resource
  • Where We’re From app

    Produced byInternational Organisation for Migration
    SubjectCitizenship, Geography, History
    Topics/keywordsemigration, Immigration, Interactive, Map, statistics
    Age rangeKS3 (ages 11–14), KS4 (ages 14–16)
    SummaryThe Where We're From interactive app tracks migrants around the world. This application is now being hosted by IOM.int. The underlying data for the map was published by the World Bank in 2013. Read more
    DescriptionThe Where We're From interactive app allows students to see outward and inward flows of migrants around the world.Resource
  • Immigration: A 70-year history in two minutes

    Produced byBBC Radio 5
    SubjectCitizenship, History
    Topics/keywordsWWII
    Age rangeKS3 (ages 11–14), KS4 (ages 14–16), KS5 (ages 16–18)
    SummaryFrom World War Two to the modern day, immigration has been a large part of the Britain’s history. Professor of History David Feldman tells BBC Radio 5 live how the immigration trends have changed throughout time. Read more
    DescriptionSummary of post WWII immigration to the UK, exploring push and pull factors. Resource
  • British Chinese Workforce Heritage website

    Produced byThe British Chinese Heritage Centre
    SubjectCitizenship, Geography, History
    Topics/keywordsChinese, Economic migration, Immigration, Jewish migration, Oral histories, Work
    Age rangeKS3 (ages 11–14), KS4 (ages 14–16)
    SummaryThis website presents the variety of the British Chinese workforce over the centuries. There are multiple oral history interviews for you to watch as well as a comprehensive timeline about the Chinese presence in Britain. Recommended for teachers or pupils researching this community or topic for focus projects. Read more
    DescriptionA website that explores the history of the British Chinese workforce over hundreds of yearsResource
  • BBC i-wonder guide: Was the Western Front the most multi-racial place on earth?

    Produced byThe BBC and academics
    SubjectCitizenship, Form time, Geography, History
    Topics/keywordsBorders, Discrimination, Diversity, Migration, Oral histories, Racism, Religion, Stories, War
    Age rangeKS3 (ages 11–14), KS4 (ages 14–16)
    Summary'When the major powers of Europe went to war in 1914, so too did half the globe...' begins this guide. In 8 short sections with limited text, multiple images and short clips and interviews it covers the truly global nature of WW1: relationships with colonies, five continents in the trenches, divisions at the front, racism etc. Useful for teachers who want to broaden their pupils' perspectives during these centenary commemorations. Read more
    DescriptionA website guide with 8 short stages and linksResource
  • CARA’s Virtual Exhibition: Refugee stories

    Produced byCARA-Council for At Risk Academics
    SubjectCharity, Citizenship, History, PSHE
    Topics/keywordsAsylum, Asylum seeker, Asylum seekers, Discrimination, Forced migration, Jewish migration, Persecution, Refugees, War
    Age rangeKS3 (ages 11–14), KS4 (ages 14–16)
    SummaryThis great virtual exhibition both allows users to look at political and refugee situations (past and present) in many countries on an interactive globe, as well as find out about specific refugee academics that CARA have assisted over the years. You can read their profiles and listen to interviews with them or about their legacy. Read more
    DescriptionVirtual exhibition of the history of various refugee academics from 1933 to todayResource
  • GLA London Curriculum-History Unit: World City

    Produced byThe Greater London Authority in conjunction with the Museum of London
    SubjectCitizenship, History
    Topics/keywordsDiversity, Economic migration, Empire, Forced migration, Identity, Immigration, Integration, Jewish migration, London, Migration, Refugees, Roman Britain
    Age rangeKS3 (ages 11–14)
    SummaryThis new resource developed with London schools places London at the heart of the History curriculum. This unit for key stage 3 about London as a diverse city has ideas for lesson plans and activities as well as tips about what to look out for a visit in London to cement this learning. Read more
    DescriptionThis new resource places London at the heart of the History curriculum for London schoolsDownload
  • Think Again – A Kick it Out resource

    Produced byKick it Out
    SubjectCitizenship, History, PE, PSHE
    Topics/keywordsAnti-Semitism, Discrimination, Football, Racism, Sport
    Age rangeKS3 (ages 11–14), KS4 (ages 14–16)
    SummaryKick It Out and the NUT created this resource designed to accompany 'The Y-Word' (available on YouTube), a short film addressing issues around anti-Jewish abuse in football, featuring Frank Lampard, Ledley King, Kieran Gibbs, Gary Lineker, Rachel Yankey and Zesh Rehman. The Think Again pack intends to challenge prejudice and foster community cohesion and is for use in schools and other settings. Read more
    DescriptionA resource pack with lesson plans and activities built inDownloadResource
  • Contemporary Art Cards for Emotional Learning

    Produced byInstitute of International Visual Arts (INIVA)
    SubjectArt, Citizenship, Design, Form time, PSHE
    Topics/keywordsArt, Discussion, Identity, Psychology
    Age rangeKS1 (ages 5–7), KS2 (ages 7–11), KS3 (ages 11–14), KS4 (ages 14–16), KS5 (ages 16–18)
    SummaryThese cards combine images by international artists with thought-provoking commentary and questions highlighting themes around identity, relationships, diversity and gender. The learning team also have frequent CPD sessions and workshops. Contact them for more information. Read more
    DescriptionThere are 3 boxed set of 20 cards that can be ordered from the Learning Team at INIVA. Resource

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