Gypsies, Roma and Travellers are the largest ethnic minority community in the European Union with over 12 million people across the EU and some 300,000 in the UK. They are very marginalised and suffer extreme levels of prejudice and discrimination. Gypsy Roma and Traveller History Month was established in Britain in 2008 as a way of raising awareness of these communities and their contributions to society, and to offset negative stereotyping and prejudices.
The Amnesty International UK website has lesson plans on Travellers' Rights suitable for Key Stage 4. The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust website has an article exploring the story of Europe's nomads. This resource created by The Traveller Movement and tes provides and informative power point to be used in assemblies to explain Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month's background and purpose.
To find more teaching resources on the Global Dimension website relating to this subject, browse through resources listed under the topic of 'Diversity & inclusion'.