Departures - understanding emigration

Last updated: 15/11/2023
Contributor: Teachit team
Departures - understanding emigration
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History: Thematic studies

This free, in-depth resource pack from the Migration Museum shines a spotlight on 400 years of British emigration – one of the largest movements of people in modern history, yet a history that is often overlooked. The resource includes a look at the Mayflower Pilgrims, convict transportation, Black Loyalists and Sierra Leone, the Australian Gold Rush, the Welsh in Patagonia, the Child Migration Scheme and the Windrush scandal, and explores what makes people leave home.

This resource pack will be helpful to any student studying the impact of emigration from Britain; both on the countries people emigrated to, and on Britain itself. However, the resource pack is designed specifically for key stage 4 students studying GCSE History: AQA’s ‘Migration, empires and the people’ unit. 

You may also like Lesson Up, a series of five free interactive lessons from the Migration Museum that explore the themes of migration, identity and belonging.

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