Why Comics?

Why Comics?

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.

Arrivals: Making Sheffield Home

Arrivals: Making Sheffield Home

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.

Beating the Blues

Blue moment

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.

Our Migration Story

Our Migration Story

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.

Refugee crisis resources

Rayyan 7 years old from Iraq with her luggage in Kara Tepe camp in Lesvos, Greece: refugee crisis Lesvos

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?’

Refugees: In their own words

Refugees - In their own words

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.