The modules

  • The nine guided, 45-minute teaching modules focus on topics such as why people migrate, how immigration and asylum is regulated by states, or how migration relates to topics such as climate change, colonialism, inequality, identity and social cohesion.
  • The teaching modules are designed to fit into existing school subjects such as geography, history, social science, and literature and proposes materials and activities suitable for secondary school students across different school types. They could be taught individually or as a package with migration popping up in different subjects throughout one school year.
  • The teaching modules include background information for educators, a teaching plan with exercises using interactive teaching methods such as storytelling and audio-visual methods and empirical data, links to documentaries and other relevant teaching materials.
  • The modules will be available in six languages (English, German, Dutch, Italian, French, Polish) with materials and activities being adapted to different contexts across Europe. Just change the homepage language on the top of the page to access different languages!
  • The modules will be made available throughout 2023. We released the first module in February 2022.

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  • All modules

A minimal illustration of a girl looking at a star held between pinched fingers. Module 1

Migration trends: A bird’s eye view

Understand that migration is not a new phenomenon and is affecting all regions of the globe, as it is central to the way in which our states, economies and societies are structured

A minimal illustration of a person looking at an airplane in the sky. Module 2

Why do people migrate? Migration drivers and mechanisms

Explore the diverse reasons why people migrate

Illustration of a confident passport strolling on a red carpet while other excluded passports look on from the side. Module 3

Migration journeys and unequal access to mobility

Understand migration journeys as complex processes that unfold over time and space and are influenced by migration aspirations and capabilities

A close up of two feet trying to walk through a forest of aggressive signs complicating the way. Module 4

Migration policies

Understand the different actors and interests involved in migration policy-making at the national level

illustration of a hand inspecting with a magnifying glass a pile of cvs Module 5

From greenhouses to hip hop: Ethnic discrimination and access to the labour market

Understand the different ways in which migrants and their children are discriminated against in society and particularly in their access to the labour market

A close crop illustration of people going or coming back between countries. Some people depart with luggages filled with ideas, some return with money in their luggages, or new ideas they bring back home. Module 6

Development and migration

Understand the complex ways in which migration and development shape each other

A cropped close up of two children with different hairstyles and skin tones looking at each other with curiosity with the corner of the eye. Module 7

Displacement and asylum

Examine the development, scope and limitations of the international refugee regime and European asylum policies

Close up of an illustration of a hand planting protective mangroves on the beach while on the horizon we see polluting factories. Module 8

Climate change and migration

Evaluate the potential effects of climate change on migration

An illustration of a podcast microphone in the middle of the table, surrounded by different eyes, smiles, listening ears, and abstract decorative elements. Module 9

Multiple belongings and identities

Understand that having a migration background or a different nationality are only two out of many other factors shaping people’s multiple identities