Where are you from?
Produced by: Sophie Gresswell, BBC Arts
Subject: Art Citizenship English Geography History Literacy Travel
Topics/keywords: Art Black migration Caribbean immigration Citizenship Debate Discussion Empire Generations History Identity Immigration Integration Personal story Stories
Age range: KS1 (ages 5–7) KS2 (ages 7–11) KS5 (ages 16–18) KS3 (ages 11–14) KS4 (ages 14–16)
It can be a struggle to answer the inevitable question: ‘Where are you from?’ when you’re not quite sure. A young woman of mixed heritage searches for an answer by looking back over three generations of her family. Documents, family stories and of course the British staple of tea and biscuits help her figure out a way to reply.
A personal look at questions of identity, at a time where migration, political isolation and reclaiming history are hot topics. Is it important to look to your own past in order to better respond to wider issues present today?