Moving People Changing Places

For teachers


Who is it for?

These resources are designed for use with students aged 13-16. They can be used as part of the delivery of the Citizenship curriculum at key stages 3 and 4 and also support a range of other subjects, including History, Geography, RE and PSHE.

What is it for?

The aim of these materials is to help students think about a range of issues relating to migration and identity, using real life examples to enable them to access this complex subject area.

They specifically link to key concept 1.3 Identities and diversity: living together in the UK in the Citizenship curricula for key stages 3 and 4. Further curriculum links are identified in the individual lesson plans (the RE references link to the non-statutory programme of study, which may be different to your school’s own).

What does it consist of?

These materials are made up of five complete lesson plans and activity ideas and resources for ten topics that teachers can further develop and feed into existing schemes as they wish.

How do you use it?

The lesson plans have been designed so that they can be used as a scheme of work or individually. The topics that they cover are: 

All of the lesson plans are devised for a 60 minute lesson, except Our Changing Places which runs for 120 minutes.


To find out more about the issues covered by this website, and the research that informed its content, see Further Reading


The Citizenship Foundation, http://www.citizenshipfoundation.org.uk (teaching resources and information for citizenship teachers).

The Real Histories Directory, http://www.realhistories.org.uk/ (a resource tool for teachers, parents, pupils and the wider community for teaching and learning about cultural diversity in the UK).

The Geographical Association, http://www.geography.org.uk/ (teaching resources and information for geography teachers, covering topics such as migration and community cohesion).

The Historical Association, http://www.history.org.uk/index.php (teaching resources and information for history teachers).

The Red Cross, http://www.redcross.org.uk/What-we-do/Teaching-resources (teaching resources from the British Red Cross on a range of issues, including migration and refugees).


Learning and teaching resources on migration, diasporas and identities, http://www.diasporas.ac.uk/learningandteaching.htm.

An Archaeology of Race teacher resources,

Terry Fiehn, Slavery: An Unfinished Business (Citizenship Foundation, 2006), http://www.citizenshipfoundation.org.uk/main/resource.php?s324 (a resource pack for Citizenship, History and Religious Education).

Bangla Stories teacher resource pack, http://www.banglastories.org/for-teachers.html

Every Object Tells a Story teachers page, http://www.everyobjecttellsastory.org.uk/teachers/teachers_page.html

New Internationalist, The Rax Active Citizenship Toolkit, http://www.newint.org/books/reference/citizenship-toolkit/