Teaching Resources

Resources in English, Czech, Danish, DutchEstonian, FinnishFrenchGermanGreekGaelic, HungarianItalian, Latvian, Maltese, NorwegianPolish, Portuguese, Slovak, Slovene, SpanishSwedish

Resources in English

Passages

An awareness game putting players through the experience of refugees.

  • Available in English, Dutch and French
  • Suitable for all ages

Not Just Numbers Toolkit

Lesson plans, learning activities, video and photo exercises.

  • Available in 20 European Union languages
  • Suitable for pupils aged 12 to 18

Balloon Game

Short and fun game to raise awareness of the problems refugees must juggle with in a new land.

  • Available in English
  • Suitable for pupils in primary and secondary school

Against All Odds

An on-line game putting the player through the experience of fleeing a country and making a dangerous journey to safety.

  • Available in several languages including Danish, English, Estonian, Finnish, Spanish and Swedish
  • Suitable for pupils aged 12 and over

UNESSI Quiz

An animated online quiz hosted by the dog UNESSI.

  • Available in English, German, French and Dutch
  • Suitable for pupils aged 12 and over

UNHCR Global Trends report

UNHCR's main yearly report containing the latest facts and figures on refugees, asylum-seekers, migrants and other persons of concern.

  • Available in English
  • Suitable for pupils aged 15 to 18

UNHCR Data website

UNHCR's data portal is an interactive on-line resource containing maps, data and a whole range of links and articles on refugee emergencies around the world.

  • Available in English
  • Suitable for pupils aged 15 to 18

Seeking Safety package

A complete lesson plan by Amnesty International with eight activities explaining basic concepts like refugee, IDP, asylum seeker.

  • Available in English
  • Suitable for pupils aged 9 to 12

They Came Because They Had To package

A lesson plan by Amnesty International with some class activities explaining basic concepts with examples drawn from a refugee story and the story of famous refugees.

  • Available in English.
  • Suitable for pupils aged 9 to 12

Queen's Speech class activity

A set of class activity ideas developed by Red Cross UK based on an on-line recording of Princess Elizabeth making a speech during WWII.

  • Available in English
  • Suitable for pupils aged 6 to 9

Films - Life on Hold and Rain is beautiful

A set of two films about a Somali refugee by Amnesty International.

  • Available in English
  • Suitable for pupils aged 12 - 15 and 15 - 18

Traces

Online, interactive timeline of famous refugee artists, musicians and writers working in the creative industries in the UK.

  • Available in English
  • Suitable for pupils aged 9 - 12, 12 - 15 and 15 - 18

"Human Books" in your school

The Human Books project by Amnesty International brought refugees, migrants and ethnic minorities into several classrooms in Czech Republic, where they told their story.

  • Available in English and Czech
  • Inspiration for school leadership

City of Sanctuary network

The City of Sanctuary network is an initiative by a network of UK charities to create a culture of welcome to refugees.

  • Available in English
  • Inspiration for school leadership

Seeking refuge animation film series

Seeking Refuge is a BBC series of short animated films of children telling the story of how they fled their countries and came to the UK.

  • Available in English
  • Suitable for pupils aged 9 to 12

My Dreams for the Future

My Dreams for the Future is a downloadable book based around the drawings and stories of Congolese refugee children in Burundi by UNHCR.

  • All text in the book is in English, Dutch and French
  • Suitable for pupils aged 6 - 9 and 9 - 12

Dadaab Stories

Dadaab Stories is a multimedia platform containing a large collection of stories and films from Dadaab Refugee camp in Kenya, home to hundreds of thousands, mostly, Somali refugees.

  • Available in English
  • Suitable for pupils aged 15 to 18

Meet the Somalis

Meet the Somalis is a collection of 14 illustrated stories depicting the real life experiences of Somalis in seven cities in Europe.

  • Available in English
  • Suitable for pupils aged 15 to 18

Most Shocking Second a Day videos

Two short films by NGO Save the Children showing what would happen to a little girl if a war would break out in the UK and she would be forced to flee.

  • Available in English
  • Suitable for pupils aged 12 - 15 and 15 - 18

Life on Hold

Life on Hold is an interactive web documentary on refugees in Lebanon by news network Al Jazeera.

  • Available in English
  • Suitable for pupils aged 15 to 18

Refugee Boy curriculum

The Refugee Boy education package teaches the basics of refugees, asylum and migration by recounting the story of Alem, the main character in Benjamin Zephanaiah's novel Refugee Boy.

  • Available in English
  • Suitable for pupils aged 9 - 12, 12 - 15 and 15 - 18

 

Resources in Czech

Not Just Numbers Toolkit

Lesson plans, learning activities, video and photo exercises.

  • Available in 20 European Union languages
  • Suitable for pupils aged 12 to 18

"Human Books" in your school

The Human Books project by Amnesty International brought refugees, migrants and ethnic minorities into several classrooms in Czech Republic, where they told their story.

  • Available in English and Czech
  • Inspiration for school leadership

 

Resources in Danish

Against All Odds

An on-line game putting the player through the experience of fleeing a country and making a dangerous journey to safety.

  • Available in several languages including Danish, English, Estonian, Finnish, Spanish and Swedish
  • Suitable for pupils aged 12 and over

 

Resources in Dutch

De Asielzoekmachine

De Asielzoekmachine (The Asylum Seeking Machine) is an on-line multimedia story explaining asylum, migration and refugees in the Netherlands

  • No age group has been defined, but the materials are aimed at teenagers and adults

VluchtelingenWerk

Dutch NGO VluchtelingenWerk has developed a comprehensive package of teaching materials on refugees, asylum and migration

  • Primary education, lower grades of secondary education, and higher grades of secondary education

Passages

An awareness game putting players through the experience of refugees.

  • Available in English, Dutch and French
  • Suitable for all ages

UNESSI Quiz

An animated online quiz hosted by the dog UNESSI.

  • Available in English, German, French and Dutch
  • Suitable for pupils aged 12 and over

Not Just Numbers Toolkit

Lesson plans, learning activities, video and photo exercises.

  • Available in 20 European Union languages
  • Suitable for pupils aged 12 to 18

Book selection by UNHCR Belgium

A collection of interesting books on refugees listed by UNHCR Belgium.

  • List available in French and Dutch (some books available in multiple languages).
  • Suitable for pupils aged 15 to 18

My Dreams for the Future

My Dreams for the Future is a downloadable book based around the drawings and stories of Congolese refugee children in Burundi by UNHCR.

  • All text in the book is in English, Dutch and French
  • Suitable for pupils aged 6 - 9 and 9 - 12

 

Resources in Estonian

Not Just Numbers Toolkit

Lesson plans, learning activities, video and photo exercises.

  • Available in 20 European Union languages
  • Suitable for pupils aged 12 to 18

Against All Odds

An on-line game putting the player through the experience of fleeing a country and making a dangerous journey to safety.

  • Available in several languages including Danish, English, Estonian, Finnish, Spanish and Swedish
  • Suitable for pupils aged 12 and over

 

Resources in Finnish

Not Just Numbers Toolkit

Lesson plans, learning activities, video and photo exercises.

  • Available in 20 European Union languages
  • Suitable for pupils aged 12 to 18

Against All Odds

An on-line game putting the player through the experience of fleeing a country and making a dangerous journey to safety.

  • Available in several languages including Danish, English, Estonian, Finnish, Spanish and Swedish
  • Suitable for pupils aged 12 and over

 

Resources in French

Le Carnet de Chico

An educational package including a ten minute animated film and exercise sheets.

  • Suitable for children aged 5 to 8.

Chemins d'Exil

A teachers' toolkit about asylum and migration in Belgium based on the comic book series "Chemins d'Exil", containing a board game and activity sheers.

  • Suitable for children aged 12 to 18.

Passages

An awareness game putting players through the experience of refugees.

  • Available in English, Dutch and French
  • Suitable for all ages

UNESSI Quiz

An animated online quiz hosted by the dog UNESSI.

  • Available in English, German, French and Dutch
  • Suitable for pupils aged 12 and over

Not Just Numbers Toolkit

Lesson plans, learning activities, video and photo exercises.

  • Available in 20 European Union languages
  • Suitable for pupils aged 12 to 18

Expo-on-demand Les Emigrants belges d'hier

Les Emigrants belges d'hier is a set of paintings offered on loan to schools recounting the story of Belgians emigrating from their country in the past, with a link to refugees today.

  • Available in French
  • Suitable for pupils aged 12 - 15 and 15 - 18

Book selection by UNHCR Belgium

A collection of interesting books on refugees listed by UNHCR Belgium.

  • List available in French and Dutch (some books available in multiple languages).
  • Suitable for pupils aged 15 to 18

My Dreams for the Future

My Dreams for the Future is a downloadable book based around the drawings and stories of Congolese refugee children in Burundi by UNHCR.

  • All text in the book is in English, Dutch and French
  • Suitable for pupils aged 6 - 9 and 9 - 12

 

Resources in German

Flucht und Asyl (Flight and Asylum)

An educational package with backgrounders for teachers and class activities.

  • Suitable for pupils aged 15 and over.

Flüchtlinge Schützen

A series of short films on refugees, asylum and migration and on the work of UNHCR.

  • Suitable for pupils of all ages.

Aufbrechen, Ankommen, Bleiben

An educational package with backgrounders for teachers and class activities, based on the stories of seven young refugees.

  • Suitable for pupils aged 12 and over.

UNESSI Quiz

An animated online quiz hosted by the dog UNESSI.

  • Available in English, German, French and Dutch
  • Suitable for pupils aged 12 and over

Refugee Q&A by UNO Flüchtlingshilfe

A website explaining basic concepts on refugees, asylum and migration in German by UNO Flüchtlingshilfe.

  • Available in German
  • Suitable for teachers' background reading

Resources in Greek

Not Just Numbers Toolkit

Lesson plans, learning activities, video and photo exercises.

  • Available in 20 European Union languages
  • Suitable for pupils aged 12 to 18

Resources in Gaelic

Not Just Numbers Toolkit

Lesson plans, learning activities, video and photo exercises.

  • Available in 20 European Union languages
  • Suitable for pupils aged 12 to 18

Resources in Hungarian

Not Just Numbers Toolkit

Lesson plans, learning activities, video and photo exercises.

  • Available in 20 European Union languages
  • Suitable for pupils aged 12 to 18

Resources in Italian

Not Just Numbers Toolkit

Lesson plans, learning activities, video and photo exercises.

  • Available in 20 European Union languages
  • Suitable for pupils aged 12 to 18

Resources in Latvian

Not Just Numbers Toolkit

Lesson plans, learning activities, video and photo exercises.

  • Available in 20 European Union languages
  • Suitable for pupils aged 12 to 18

Resources in Maltese

Not Just Numbers Toolkit

Lesson plans, learning activities, video and photo exercises.

  • Available in 20 European Union languages
  • Suitable for pupils aged 12 to 18

Resources in Norwegian

Against All Odds

An on-line game putting the player through the experience of fleeing a country and making a dangerous journey to safety.

  • Available in 11 languages including Danish, English, Estonian, Finnish, Spanish and Swedish
  • Suitable for pupils aged 12 and over

Amnesty International teaching materials

Amnesty International has a vast library of educational materials. Find a selection of their materials on refugees, asylum and migration here. Contains educational packs, videos and other materials.

  • Mostly in English
  • Materials for all ages

Resources in Polish

Not Just Numbers Toolkit

Lesson plans, learning activities, video and photo exercises.

  • Available in 20 European Union languages
  • Suitable for pupils aged 12 to 18

Resources in Portuguese

Not Just Numbers Toolkit

Lesson plans, learning activities, video and photo exercises.

  • Available in 20 European Union languages
  • Suitable for pupils aged 12 to 18

 

Resources in Slovak

Not Just Numbers Toolkit

Lesson plans, learning activities, video and photo exercises.

  • Available in 20 European Union languages
  • Suitable for pupils aged 12 to 18

Resources in Slovene

Not Just Numbers Toolkit

Lesson plans, learning activities, video and photo exercises.

  • Available in 20 European Union languages
  • Suitable for pupils aged 12 to 18

Resources in Spanish

Not Just Numbers Toolkit

Lesson plans, learning activities, video and photo exercises.

  • Available in 20 European Union languages
  • Suitable for pupils aged 12 to 18

Resources in Swedish

Not Just Numbers Toolkit

Lesson plans, learning activities, video and photo exercises.

  • Available in 20 European Union languages
  • Suitable for pupils aged 12 to 18