Refugees and migration

Help young people challenge assumptions about migrants, asylum seekers and refugees, and to develop mutual respect, empathy and understanding.

Explore refugees and migration with our free Geography, Citizenship and PSHE teaching resources.

Get primary and secondary teaching ideas about:

  • what causes people to leave their homes and what their experiences are like
  • the meaning of the terms asylum seekers, migrants and refugees
  • what makes us who we are and how we can understand and celebrate our differences.
Primary children drawing together.

Age: 5-19

Type: Lesson planning

Subjects: Cross-curricular, Tutor time

Key dates and awareness days to help plan your lessons.

  • Conflict
  • Disasters and emergencies
  • First aid and the bystander effect
Celebratory dance

Age: 7-11, 11-14

Type: Lesson plan, images

Subjects: PSHE

Activities to help learners consider identity, belonging and the impact stigma can have on refugee and migrant communities.

  • Refugees and migration
Refugees and WWII evacuees

Age: 7-11

Type: Lesson plan, audio

Subjects: English, History

Look at Princess Elizabeth’s speech from 1940 on kindness and sympathy to explore the topic of refugees.

  • Refugees and migration
Refugees in workshop

Age: 7-14

Type: Lesson Plan

Subjects: Citizenship

Help learners to build empathy, increase understanding and celebrate the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees.

  • Refugees and migration