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

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  • 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
  • Ben Uri Gallery, London.

    Produced byThe Ben Uri Gallery
    SubjectArt, Citizenship, History, RE
    Topics/keywordsArt, Gallery, Identity, Judaism, Migration
    Age rangeKS2 (ages 7–11), KS3 (ages 11–14), KS4 (ages 14–16), KS5 (ages 16–18)
    SummaryThe Ben Uri Collection is a distinguished body of work by artists of European Jewish descent. The gallery's 3 themes are art, identity and migration and their exhibitions reflect this. Their learning programmes for schools, families and the community are designed to explore the works of the collection, the artists and their stories, whilst developing creative and critical skills for engaging in art and design. Read more
    DescriptionSee the gallery's learning sectionResource
  • Over Under Sideways Down

    Produced byRefugee Week and British Red Cross
    SubjectArt, Citizenship, Form time, Literacy, PSHE
    Topics/keywordsAfghanistan, Asylum seeker, Discrimination, Journeys, Personal story, Refugees
    Age rangeKS2 (ages 7–11), KS3 (ages 11–14), KS4 (ages 14–16)
    SummaryThis graphic novel sees cartoonist Karrie Fransman produce Ebrahim's story. He was a young unaccompanied asylum seeker from Afghanistan who had to leave due to his family's political activism. The short novel follows his journey across the world and through the arduous asylum system to refugee status here in the UK. Read more
    DescriptionGraphic NovelResource
  • Moving People Changing Places

    Produced byCitizenship Foundation and others
    SubjectCitizenship, Geography, PSHE
    Topics/keywordsChange, Citizenship, Diaspora, Identity, Migration, research
    Age rangeKS3 (ages 11–14)
    SummaryA resource for teachers addressing key concepts of identity, migration, race, diaspora, and citizenship; website details case studies labeled ‘migration histories'. Read more
  • Employability Forum: Refugees into Schools

    Produced byThe Employability Forum
    SubjectCitizenship, Geography, PSHE
    Topics/keywordsAdvice, Asylum seekers, Displacement, London, Persecution, Refugees
    Age rangeKS2 (ages 7–11), KS3 (ages 11–14), KS4 (ages 14–16)
    SummaryA site about how to arrange for a refugee visitor into your school. The site gives advice and resources to help prepare for their visit. There is helpful information about how to deal with controversial issues in the classroom. Read more
  • Exiles Project

    Produced byExiles Project: the Ugandan Asian Story
    SubjectCitizenship, Geography, History
    Topics/keywordsAsian, Displacement, East African, Idi Amin, Leicester, London, Refugees, Settlement, Uganda
    Age rangeKS3 (ages 11–14), KS4 (ages 14–16)
    SummaryA project website about the Exiles Project which looks at the Ugandan Asian displacement of the 1970s. It has oral histories, a timeline and links to events around the project which is on tour. Read more
  • Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Centre

    Produced byRace Relations Archive, Manchester
    SubjectCitizenship, Form time, History, PSHE, RE
    Topics/keywordsArchive, Manchester, Northwest, Resources, Workshops
    Age rangeKS1 (ages 5–7), KS2 (ages 7–11), KS3 (ages 11–14), KS4 (ages 14–16), KS5 (ages 16–18)
    SummaryThis active resource centre is an open access library specialising in the study of race, ethnicity and migration. The staff also deliver sessions in schools across the Northwest region. Read more
  • Geographical Association: Migration Unit

    Produced byGeographical Association
    SubjectCitizenship, Geography
    Topics/keywordsBorders, Debate, EU, Forced migration, Immigration, Migration
    Age rangeKS3 (ages 11–14), KS4 (ages 14–16)
    SummaryMuch of this 8 unit teachers’ CPD unit can be used directly with pupils. Themes cover the history of migration, migration within and outside the EU, forced migration and big questions. Read more
  • Journey to Safety Project

    Produced byJCORE, L.A Pincus and the Heritage Lottery Fund
    SubjectCitizenship, History, RE
    Topics/keywordsChildren, Holocaust, Jewish migration, Nazis, Oral histories, project, Racism, World War Two
    Age rangeKS2 (ages 7–11), KS3 (ages 11–14)
    SummaryA project website recording work on the Kindertransport that took place in 200 primary and secondary schools with the participation of elderly who came over on the Kindertransport. There are videos of them on the site. Read more
    DescriptionWebsite Resource
  • Bangla Stories

    Produced byLSE, Cambridge University, Runnymede and the Arts and Humanities Research Council
    SubjectCitizenship, Geography, History, RE
    Topics/keywordsBangladesh, London, Marriage, Muslim, Oral histories, Poverty
    Age rangeKS3 (ages 11–14)
    SummaryWebsite and resource pack produced as part of a project focussing on the history of the Bengali communities in the UK using individual stories. Read more
    DescriptionWebsite. Resource Pack.Resource