Lesson : Invaders and Settlers: Coming to Britain


This lesson gives a potted history of the people who have come to live in Britain from the Celts, Romans and Vikings to the migrant workers from Eastern Europe and people fleeing conflicts and poverty today. The lesson includes a video interview with a Kent headteacher originally from the Punjab region of India.

Cross-curricular links: history, geography, literacy

Learning Activities:

  • Comprehension questions linked to the video interview
  • Role play scenarios to explore how it feels to be a newcomer
  • Investigating words from other countries adopted into the English language