Teaching About Migration

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Immigration is a regular topic of conversation amongst many groups of people and remains a key issue in our 21st century geography curriculum. As a topic it has an obvious relevance to all our lives but it remains one of those 'difficult' topics to teach. It links up with issues such as 'diversity', 'citizenship' and 'community cohesion' which are a focus of the broader school curriculum.

In this unit, there are four exemplar teaching and learning activities on immigration that can be adopted and/or adapted for use in your classroom. This is followed by a guided opportunity for teachers to develop their own teaching and learning activity based on the question 'what would happen if all immigration to the UK suddenly stopped?'. You can work through the unit in a linear fashion or just choose the bits which are most relevant to you. It is recommended that you begin with Getting Started as this puts the unit in context.

Course Units

Getting Started
Getting Started

Using quotes from a real life debate on immigration to introduce the topic. Structure of the unit.
A history of migration
A history of migration

Understanding the scale of previous migrations to the UK and the reasons for them.
Migration from the EU
Migration from the EU

Why do people continue to want to migrate into the UK? The case of economic migrants from inside the European Union
Migration from outside the EU
Migration from outside the EU

Why do people continue to want to migrate into the UK? Economic migrants from outside the European Union
Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Why do people continue to want to migrate into the UK? The case of refugees and asylum seekers
What would happen if all migration to the UK stopped?
What would happen if all immigration into the UK was suddenly stopped?

A teacher developed session that gives you an opportunity to plan and think through a possible final part to this unit.
Pedagogy and Thinking
Pedagogy and Thinking

Teaching about controversial issues.
Plenary
Plenary

Looking back. Further links and resources. Sharing and gaining recognition for your learning.

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