TTTV: Refugee Week 2021

Lesson at a glance

Suitable for: Key stage 2

Time period: Interwar 1918-1939

Curriculum topics: Childhood through time, Diverse histories, Family History

Suggested inquiry questions: What can we learn from documents about Basque children’s experiences in refugee camps?

Potential activities: Follow the activities in the video and make your own box of 'home'

What can we learn from documents about Basque children’s experiences in refugee camps?

Welcome to a special episode of Time Travel TV, for Refugee Week 2021.

Learn about the story of refugee children who came to Britain in 1937, and think what ‘home’ means to you.

You will have the opportunity to listen to a real story about a Basque family


Tasks

Watch the video and take part in the mystery document activity. Then find out about the history and think about what home means to you.

Mystery Document:

What can you see? What type of document is it? When was it made?

Further thinking

Think: What would make children feel at home in these camps?

What can you learn about children’s lives at the camp?  ​

How homely does it seem?   ​

Creative Activity

Think about – What does home mean to you?

You have two options to help you do this.

Option 1: find any type of box and put three objects inside that show what home means to you. Or you can draw three objects and put the drawings inside.

Option 2: draw a square on a piece of paper and then write/draw at least three things that show what home means to you.

They don’t need to be objects, home could be represented through people, smells or even feelings!

We’d love to see what you create, so share photos with us @UkNatArcEdu #TNAlearning

Watch our Craft Club video featuring Rana Ibrahim. This Is released on Wednesday 16th June 2021.  Rana is an artist who will guide you through making your own ‘zig zag’ collage book inspired by a journey you have taken.  You will also hear about Rana’s life growing up in Iraq during wartime and her own journey to Britain.



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Lesson at a glance

Suitable for: Key stage 2

Time period: Interwar 1918-1939

Curriculum topics: Childhood through time, Diverse histories, Family History

Suggested inquiry questions: What can we learn from documents about Basque children’s experiences in refugee camps?

Potential activities: Follow the activities in the video and make your own box of 'home'

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