Refugee Week (17-23 June) is a unique opportunity to discover and celebrate the contribution of refugees to society and to promote a better understanding of why people leave their homes in need of a sanctuary. We’ve selected some great free resources to help you and your students take part in this year’s event.
Stories of spirit
- These BBC Class Clips videos explore the stories of child refugees.
- Follow one refugee’s fight for freedom, explored through the novel Parvana’s Journey.
- What is a refugee? What is an asylum seeker? Why do people become refugees? Use these display posters to help students understand and celebrate refugees.
- Explore the true refugee story behind Spielberg’s film The Terminal.
- From TES partner Hamilton Trust, get students reading about refugees and human rights while learning a new language and developing their writing technique.
- Turn students into authors as they write and research the life-story of an inspirational refugee with this resource from Hamilton Trust.
- Turn students into authors as they write and research the life-story of an inspirational refugee.
- What would you do in some of the extremely difficult situations that refugees face? Pose some difficult theoretical questions to your students with these posters from UN Refugee Agency.
- Refugee students and celebrities discuss their reasons for leaving their homeland in a emotional video by Show Racism the Red Card.
- Explore personal experiences and media perceptions of asylum seekers and refugees in Show Racism the Red Card’s resource pack.
- From perceptions to imprisonment, debate refugee status in this six-lesson scheme.
- A lesson from TES partner ChristianAid to help students relate to refugees.
- Conflict is a common cause for refugees to flee; explore personal stories in this active lesson from TES partner Kidogo.
- Welcome a refugee visitor into school with a guide from TES partner EmployabilityForum.
- What does it feel like to be a refugee? Take a look at this assembly from TES partner TrueTube focusing on refugee feelings.
- Follow the journeys of several young people and find out how they became refugees in these real-life stories from TES partner Christian Aid.
- Explore the threats that force refugees to leave their homeland in a lesson from TES partner Amnesty International.
- Get students thinking about migration, asylum seekers and refugees with a series of interactive activities and videos from TES partner British Red Cross.
- Help students to analyse media messages and break down myths about migrants, refugees and asylum seekers with a lesson from TES partner Hamilton Trust.
- Add description: More Refugee themed resources from Teachers TV.