Refugee Support Network Teaching Resource Database

Welcome to Refugee Support Network's database of teaching resources!

(For more information about Refugee Support Network, please visit our website)

We hope this resource will be used to positively promote the rights and presence of refugee and asylum seeking pupils in our communities and schools through incorporating various topics into the teaching of primary and secondary school children. This database is here to enable teachers to easily find appropriate resources for teaching about asylum seekers and refugees.

The activity packs and lessons in this database have been selected and curated from organisations such as the UNHCR, Amnesty International, The British Red Cross, UNICEF and many more.

How does it work?

Resources have been divided into age groups, that correlate to the different Key Stages (KS) in primary and secondary school.

KS1: 5 years to 7 years

KS2: 7 years to 11 years

KS3: 11 years to 14 years

KS4: 14 years to 16 years

For those in KS1 and KS2, the activities have been categorised based on topic of the activity. This is to make the activities more applicable and more flexible for teachers wanting to implement them in their lesson time. The topics of the activities are:

  1. Asylum process
  2. Misconceptions of refugees and asylum seekers
  3. Prejudice
  4. Refugee Experience

Simply click on the drop down menu to select what broader topic you want to engage with, and have a browse to see the best activity to fit the type of activity/lesson you want and the time frame of the activity.

For those in KS3 and KS4, the activities have been categorised based on curriculum subjects. However, many of the lesson plans and activities are flexible and can be used for multiple subject areas. Simply click on the ages in the top right hand side of this page and select a subject from the drop down menu.