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 searched widely and selected some of the best resources and useful websites 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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  • Introduction to International Migration

    Produced byWissensWerte
    SubjectCitizenship, Geography, History, PSHE
    Topics/keywordsDevelopment, Economic migration, Forced migration, Long history of immigration, Migration, Refugees, visas
    Age rangeKS3 (ages 11–14), KS4 (ages 14–16)
    SummaryThis 8-minute introduction to International Migration gives an overview of the history of migration, keywords and push and pull factors in the context of the European Union. Recommended as a starter activity in lessons or as part of a unit about migration in Geography/History/Citizenship. Be aware that this video was produced in 2011 and some of… Read more
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    This 8-minute introduction to International Migration gives an overview of the history of migration, keywords and push and pull factors in the context of the European Union. Recommended as a starter activity in lessons or as part of a unit about migration in Geography/History/Citizenship.

    From Joern Barkemeyer and Jan Kuenzl

    Click here for more information about the project WissensWerte

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  • Migration Museum – a visual story for visiting schools

    Produced byMigration Museum
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    Age rangeKS2 (ages 7–11), KS3 (ages 11–14), KS4 (ages 14–16), KS5 (ages 16–18)
    SummaryWe have created a visual story to help teachers plan your journey to the museum and to familiarise yourself with the various areas and exhibitions. Read more
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    We have created a visual story to help teachers plan your journey to the museum and to familiarise yourself with the various areas and exhibitions.

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  • Moving Stories: Cirla

    Produced byImperial War Museum
    SubjectCitizenship, History
    Topics/keywordsBorders, Forced migration, Holocaust, Jewish immigration, Refugees, World War Two
    Age rangeKS3 (ages 11–14), KS4 (ages 14–16), KS5 (ages 16–18)
    SummaryYoung people on the Imperial War Museum Moving Stories Summer School interviewed Holocaust survivor Cirla Lewis about her experience of displacement as a result of the Second World War. Read more
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    Young people on the IWM Moving Stories Summer School interview Holocaust survivor Cirla Lewis about her experience of displacement as a result of the Second World War.

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  • Moving Stories: Eric

    Produced byImperial War Museum
    SubjectCitizenship, Geography, History
    Topics/keywordsFootball, Forced migration, genocide, Refugees, Rwanda
    Age rangeKS3 (ages 11–14), KS4 (ages 14–16), KS5 (ages 16–18)
    SummaryYoung people on the Imperial War Museum Moving Stories Summer School interviewed Rwandan survivor Eric Murangwa Eugene about his experience of forced migration and displacement as a result of the Rwandan genocide. Read more
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    Young people on the IWM Moving Stories Summer School interview Rwandan survivor Eric Murangwa Eugene about his experience of forced migration and displacement as a result of the Rwandan genocide.

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  • Moving Stories: Gulwali

    Produced byImperial War Museum
    SubjectCitizenship, Geography, History
    Topics/keywordsAfghanistan, Children, Europe, Forced migration, Refugees, War
    Age rangeKS3 (ages 11–14), KS4 (ages 14–16), KS5 (ages 16–18)
    SummaryYoung people on the Imperial War Museum Moving Stories Summer School interviewed Afghan refugee Gulwali Passarlay about his experience of forced migration and displacement as a result of the war in Afghanistan. Read more
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    Young people on the IWM Moving Stories Summer School interview Afghan refugee Gulwali Passarlay about his experience of forced migration and displacement as a result of the war in Afghanistan.

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  • Our Migration Story

    Produced byThe Runnymede Trust, with Universities of Cambridge and Manchester and the Arts and Humanities Research Council
    SubjectHistory
    Topics/keywordsacademics, communities, Early and Medieval, GCSE, Imperial, Industrial, Migration, modern
    Age rangeKS4 (ages 14–16)
    SummaryThis website draws on the research of over 60 historians based in universities and historical institutions and presents the often untold stories of the generations of migrants who came to and shaped the British Isles. While this website is primarily designed to support teachers and students studying migration to Britain, its aim is to be… Read more
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    Website in four time period categories

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  • England’s Immigrants 1330 – 1550

    Produced byNational Archives
    SubjectCitizenship, Geography, History
    Topics/keywordsaliens, database, Diversity, Immigration, Medieval, Migration
    Age rangeKS2 (ages 7–11), KS3 (ages 11–14), KS4 (ages 14–16), KS5 (ages 16–18)
    SummaryVarious sets of introductory powerpoints produced for primary and secondary pupils by teachers as part of the teacher scholar programme hosted by University of York and the National Archives. These lessons introduce pupils to the results of the research project into medieval immigration using extensive government records from the time. Read more
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    4 sets of powerpoints, divided by age.

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  • Moving Stories: Safet

    Produced byImperial War Museum
    SubjectCitizenship, Form time, Geography, History
    Topics/keywordsBosnia, Children, Forced migration, Islam, Refugees
    Age rangeKS3 (ages 11–14), KS4 (ages 14–16), KS5 (ages 16–18)
    SummaryYoung people on the IWM Moving Stories Summer School interview Bosnian survivor Safet Vukalic about his experience of forced migration and displacement as a result of the Bosnian war. Read more
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    Young people on the IWM Moving Stories Summer School interview Bosnian survivor Safet Vukalic about his experience of forced migration and displacement as a result of the Bosnian war.

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  • No Turning Back – schools resources

    Produced byMigration Museum Project
    SubjectCitizenship, English, Geography, History
    Topics/keywordsAliens Act, Basque children, Census, Discrimination, East India Company, Huguenots, Jews, Law, Mixed race, Refugees, Rock Against Racism, Travel
    Age rangeKS3 (ages 11–14), KS4 (ages 14–16)
    SummaryA range of self-directed activities for school trips to the exhibition, encompassing KS3 and KS4 resources co-designed with teachers for before your visit and to follow up in the classroom afterwards. Read more
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    Our new exhibition No Turning Back: Seven Migration Moments That Changed Britain focuses on seven pivotal moments when migration shaped the history of Britain.

    We are coordinating a range of workshops and self-directed activities for school trips to the exhibition. Below you will find KS3 and KS4 resources co-designed with teachers for before your visit and to follow up in the classroom afterwards. Whilst these resources cater for KS3 and 4, we are also working with year 5 and 6 pupils so please also get in touch if you are a KS2 teacher. We welcome your feedback on these resources.

    Click here to view and download resources

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  • Patterns of Migration – Spitalfields (OCR History GCSE)

    Produced byMartin Spafford and OCR
    SubjectHistory
    Topics/keywordsFood, Huguenots, Islam, Jewish immigration, London, Mosque, Synagogue, Weaving, Yiddish
    Age rangeKS4 (ages 14–16)
    SummaryA free-to-download history of migration to Spitalfields written by our education committee member Martin Spafford for the OCR A ‘Migration to Britain’ GCSE course. Read more
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    A free-to-download history of migration to Spitalfields written by our education committee member Martin Spafford for the OCR A ‘Migration to Britain’ GCSE course.

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