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.
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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Young 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.
Young 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.