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Love Without Borders for Refugees

This art-making class is modelled upon the workshops that originated with Kayra Martinez in refugee camps in Greece.  Whilst Kayra was working with refugee youth, she developed art-making workshops as an outlet for self-expression and storytelling. This guided process includes painting on canvas and is transferrable to non-refugee school children as a means for discussing migration, immigration, and the refugee crisis. Results include teacher-led classes that exhibit and discuss their artwork with specific regards to the migration process.

Exodus: Our Journey to Europe

A scheme of work about the migration ‘crisis’ of 2015 across five lessons. This supports the English Language assessment objectives for GCSE. Follow English teacher Hassan, from Syria, as he leaves his war-torn country and attempts to travel to the UK. Using phone cameras, interviews and voiceover, the BBC documentary series shines a light on the untold story of the migrant crisis. His story— dramatic and dismaying by turn—will enable students to practise a range of reading, writing and listening skills while building their understanding of a critical issue affecting people across the world today.

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Introduction to International Migration

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. Be aware that this video was produced in 2011 and some of the statistics are dated.

From Joern Barkemeyer and Jan Kuenzl

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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.