Our Migration Story was designed explicitly with teachers in mind. Recent changes to the National Curriculum in History, and the prioritisation of Spiritual, Moral, Social, and Cultural (SMSC) development across Key Stages, have widened the opportunities for teaching students to understand and appreciate the range of peoples, from all places, who have journeyed to and helped to shape the British Isles.
This site brings together a range of migration stories and supporting sources to make it as easy as possible for you to find material for the classroom and top up your own understanding.
This section, aimed solely at educators, offers advice on how to use this website in schools and provides teaching resources ready for immediate use in the classroom.
Our partners and further resources
This website is the product of sustained collaboration between a number of individuals and organisations working in education. Several of the groups who partnered with us on this project provide their own guides and resources for teaching migration in schools. These include:
England’s Immigrants provides a range of podcasts, classroom activities, and a fully searchable database containing over 64,000 names of people known to have migrated to England during the period of the Hundred Years’ War and the Black Death, the Wars of the Roses and the Reformation.
The Migration Museum Project (MMP) works to increase knowledge and understanding about the role that migration has played in Britain. They are currently running a competition that invites teams of pupils to focus on a migration topic and enter exhibition plans for how it could be displayed in a national museum. They also have a comprehensive resource bank.
Never Such Innocence are working to commemorate and celebrate the centenary of the First World War by inviting young people to contribute to a competition to mark the event and the sacrifices of the many people, from across the world, who aided Britain’s war effort.