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Talking About Race

Talking about race, although hard, is necessary. This resource has been created by the Smithsonian for educators to help with opening a discussion about race. It looks at the historical foundations of race, being anti-racist and building a community, as well as providing the tools and guidance to explore this topic whether you are teaching infants, adults, or any age in between. There’s no quick or foolproof way to talk about the complexities of race. But, it’s a conversation we all need to have, no matter your race, background, education or experience. What and how the history of race in America is presented is an opportunity to engage in thoughtful, respectful, and productive conversations.

Mathematics by Hollie McNish

Hollie McNish performs her poem, Mathematics. A poem on immigration based on personal experience and studies. The poem owes a lot to a book by economist Philippe Legrain called Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them. We think this works really well as a starter or plenary.

Click here to watch on YouTube

No Turning Back – schools resources

Our 2017-2018 exhibition No Turning Back: Seven Migration Moments That Changed Britain focused on seven pivotal moments when migration shaped the history of Britain.

We coordinated a range of workshops for schools. Below you will find KS3 and KS4 resources co-designed with teachers. Browse the keywords to see if the 7 moments we covered fit with your curriculum and take a look.