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Refugees teaching resources

Refugees Teaching Resources

Discover the real-life stories of child refugees through literacy lessons, images and interactive activities. Use these well-designed resources to increase empathy and promote discussion between your pupils.

Janan, five, Fawat, three, and Farhat, two, from Afghanistan, in Moria Camp, Lesvos, Greece.

Photo Anna Pantelia/ActionAid

KS1 and KS2 Refugee crisis resources

Liven up your literacy lessons with gripping stories and colourful activities that show what life is like for many child refugees. Use these resources to build literacy and empathy, and to help your class to answer questions such as: ‘How is life different for child refugees?’ and, ‘if you were a refugee, what would you take?’

Refugees: In their own words

Suitable for lessons in geography, citizenship and English, these secondary school resources on the refugee crisis will help your students to understand the lives and experiences of refugees as they tell their own stories, in their own words.

Syria: Children in conflict

Encourage your pupils to compare and contrast their lives with that of Israa, a 13-year-old Syrian refugee, living in Zaatari Refugee Camp, northern Jordan. Discover what life was like for Israa before and after the civil war started and write newspaper articles or blog posts about Israa’s story.