This resource was produced for the Global Learning Programme (GLP), England, for lesson planning during Refugee Week.
Every minute 30 people are forced from their homes. This animation encourages children and young people to reflect on journeys made in history and by their own families. It explains that the refugee crisis is global, yet the vast majority of refugees stay close to their home countries.
Explore the news in class
There are millions of refugees in the world today, and many UK schools have pupils who are refugees or asylum-seekers. Refugees are often negatively portrayed in the media and may experience racism as a result. Teaching about the reasons people become refugees and exploring related issues of rights and justice can create a more empathetic environment.
These short documentary films from the United Nations’ Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs present forgotten humanitarian crises. Examples include hard-hitting topics such as: problems with recent elections in Kenya, female
In 2017 578,000 people migrated to the UK, making us the 5th most popular country to emigrate to. Headlines about the ‘immigration crisis’ continue to dominate the media. But do your students understand what this means in reality?
In partnership with the European Parliament, Young Citizens have produced a new classroom resource: Citizens’ Rights and Brexit – A free resource pack for schools.
The British Red Cross has developed a resource for 7-14 year-olds to help increase their knowledge and understanding of what life can be like for refugees and asylum seekers.
A round up of useful teaching resources
Due to violence in Myanmar, more than 600,000 Rohingya people have been forced to flee to Bangladesh. Find links to new teaching resources to explore the crisis in your classroom.