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Voices: Art is Refuge Lesson Plans

Explore the lives of refugees and migrants who found refuge through their art with your students using these ready-to-use lesson plans.

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Voices Educational Materials Mockup 2
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  • For Educators

Voices: Art is Refuge Lesson Plans

Theme

Type of Resource

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Global Goals Centre

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About this resource

The activities in this ready-to-use resource pack seeks to explore the lives of six refugees and migrants who live in Bristol and found refuge through their art and creative practices. These seven activities will help your students to challenge and disrupt stereotypes, explore human rights and reflect on the place of creative practices in people’s lives.

Why we recommend this resource

This teachers resource pack has been developed, delivered and evaluated with Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils (ages 9-14 years), and are designed to support National Curriculum links in England (Geography, Citizenship, PSHE, Art and Design) and Wales (Humanities, Health and Wellbeing, and Expressive Arts).

Activities are based around the six films created for the project and can be used as stand alone lessons, a suite of learning episodes or the basis of an assembly. Easily find an activity that fits your requirement with our handy activity outlines including lesson timings, goals and resources required.

Activities include:

Watching the films – encourage critical thinking and discussion around the subject of seeking refuge.
Celebrating and Celebrated Refugees – challenge refugee and migrant stereotypes that can be portrayed negatively in the media.
Voices: What do you want to say? – invite your students to consider what they want to say on the subject of migration and how art can be used as a form of refuge.
Voices with right: Moussa’s story – listen to Moussa’s story and encourage students to critically reflect on the physical and symbolic nature of borders and what it means to be from somewhere.
Creating home through food: Arash’s story – Arash, a chef from Kurdistan is the inspiration for this activity with his love of food that reminds him of home. Get your students thinking about why food is important to our identities and how it might be used to welcome people to new situations.
Photos of home: Bnar’s story – inspire your students with Bnar’s beautiful photos and get them thinking about why and how we can collect our memories.
Refugees, racism and music: Ali’s story – Ali, a musician from Sudan, has experienced racism. Share Ali’s story with your students through this short film and discover how music may be used to support and heal the difficulties we can encounter.

Goals met by this resource

10: Reduced Inequalities
Reduce inequality within and among countries.

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