Lesson : The Immigration Debate


This lesson explores the topical, and often controversial, issue of immigration. Why do people migrate? What are the pros and cons of immigration? How, and why, do governments try to control migration and what benefits can immigrants bring?

Cross-curricular links: history, geography, spoken language

Learning Activities:

  • Interviewing people who immigrated to Britain
  • Prioritising possessions to take if emigrating to a new country
  • Discussing the story of The Windrush
  • Creating a patchwork quilt to celebrate cultural heritage