Why Comics? Education Charity brings contemporary humanitarian and social issues (such as racism, conflict, migration, bullying, trafficking and climate change) into the classroom through interactive literary comic books based on real-life testimony.
This British Red Cross secondary Citizenship resource supports Refugee Week 2017 (19-25 June). The theme of ‘Our Shared Future’ celebrates how collaboration between people from different backgrounds strengthens British communities.
This teaching resource is based on a photo-exhibition documenting and celebrating the diversity of Sheffield’s population through portraits of 72 people who arrived in the city from another country between 1945 and 2016. It is made up of four lesson plans comprising PDFs and PowerPoints.
This teaching resource aims to help 11-14-year-olds to engage critically with the novel The Bone Sparrow and to reflect on the themes, and on the relationships between fact and fiction.
Cathy Denford is Artistic Director of Risky Things theatre & film. Here she writes about their educational film Blue Moment and explains how it can be used in the secondary classroom.
Hazel Falck is Project Coordinator for Doc Academy, which aims to encourage the use of documentary film within formal learning in UK schools. Here she presents a set of new teaching resources exploring the 2015 feature-length documentary about Malala Yousafzai.
This website presents the often untold stories of generations of migrants who shaped the British Isles. It draws on the words and research of over 60 historians based in universities and historical institutions.
This teaching resource from Oxfam is based around a short film, part of Oxfam’s Stand as One campaign which asks the public to stand in solidarity with people forced to flee.
Liven up your literacy lessons with gripping stories and colourful activities from ActionAid that show what life is like for many child refugees. Use these resources to build literacy and empathy, and to help your class to answer questions such as: ‘How is life different for child refugees?’ and, ‘if you were a refugee, what would you take?’
Suitable for lessons in Geography, Citizenship and English, ActionAid’s secondary school resources on the refugee crisis will help your students to understand the lives and experiences of refugees as they tell their own stories, in their own words.