Tips for teaching migration

Last updated: 15/11/2023
Tips for teaching migration
Main Subject
Key stage
Thematic studies: Migration
Resource type
Teaching ideas

Lead practitioner and author Emily Folorunsho outlines reasons for choosing to teach migration at KS3 and KS4 and suggests approaches to use in the classroom.

See her CDP article Effective strategies for teaching migration for more details, including additional enquiry questions, sources questions and titles for lessons based around individual stories.

Emily Folorunsho is head of KS4 history in an inner-city London school and is also a lead practitioner, SLE and governor. She is co-author of Collins' Black British History Teacher Resource Pack, which enables teachers to incorporate black British history into their curriculum.

An example from this tips resource:

Tying the curriculum together. Migration is the story that connects and weaves all other stories together; it can help tie your curriculum together, making it more coherent. For example, if your students study the Elizabethan period as a depth study, then migration provides the perfect opportunity to deepen students’ understanding of the period as it connects to exploration and persecution of Protestants, which caused them to seek refuge in England. These connections can also be seen in other periods such as Industrialisation, WWI, WWII and the Normans. As a result, migration helps to illuminate British history on a deeper level.

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