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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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  • Teachers’ Guide – Visiting the Migration Museum 2020

    Produced byMigration Museum
    Age rangeKS2 (ages 7–11), KS3 (ages 11–14), KS4 (ages 14–16), KS5 (ages 16–18)
    SummaryThis teachers' guide is designed to help you plan your visit to the Migration Museum in order for your students to get the most out of the experience. Read more

    This teachers' guide is designed to help you plan your visit to the Migration Museum in order for your students to get the most out of the experience.

  • Migration Museum Project scheme of work

    Produced byMigration Museum Project
    SubjectCitizenship, History
    Topics/keywordsCaribbean immigration, Commonwealth, EU, Huguenots, Identity, Immigration, Irish, Jews, Romans
    Age rangeKS3 (ages 11–14)
    SummaryThis scheme of work created by the Migration Museum Project and teachers covers 6 main migration ‘moments’ in British history. To download the powerpoints and the supporting worksheets follow this link.   Read more

    7 Powerpoints and supporting worksheets and activities

  • Immigration: A 70-year history in two minutes

    Produced byBBC Radio 5
    SubjectCitizenship, History
    Topics/keywordsCaribbean immigration, conflict, Economic migration, Immigration, India, Irish immigration, Polish, Post-war immigration, WWII
    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

    Summary of post WWII immigration to the UK, exploring push and pull factors.

  • GLA London Curriculum-History Unit: World City

    Produced byThe Greater London Authority 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

    This resource places London at the heart of the History curriculum for London schools

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Making Histories: Developing young community historians

    Produced byRunnymede, London School of Economics, Cambridge University
    SubjectCitizenship, Geography, History, Travel
    Topics/keywordsCardiff, Diversity, Generations, interviews, Journeys, Leicester, Migration, Oral histories, Sheffield, video
    Age rangeKS3 (ages 11–14)
    SummaryA project website hosting the results of secondary school pupils researching their migration stories in three cities, using oral history, interviews and videos. These can be further explored using their three detailed community booklets. Read more
  • Moroccan Memories in Britain

    Produced byMigrant and Refugee Communities Forum
    SubjectCitizenship, History
    Topics/keywordsColonies, Empire, Identity, Immigration, Manchester, Moroccan migration, Music, Religion
    Age rangeKS3 (ages 11–14)
    SummaryA resource pack with lesson plans and classroom activities focussing on the Moroccan community in the UK in three key sections: 1) History and nation building 2) people on the move and migration 3) cultural diversity and heritage Read more

    Resource pack

  • Positive Images Toolkit: A resource on migration and development

    Produced byBritish Red Cross
    SubjectCitizenship, Form time, Geography, PSHE
    Topics/keywordsAsylum, Asylum seekers, Borders, Case studies, Development, Economic migration, Identity, Media representation, Millennium development goals, Poverty, Refugees
    Age rangeKS3 (ages 11–14), KS4 (ages 14–16)
    SummaryThis toolkit resource supports the understanding of migration and development issues. Useful for Citizenship, Geography and PSHE it enables young people to make a difference to global issues through their community. Read more

    Resource pack


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