What message would you give to people moving to Britain?

Jewish Museum London’s new workshop ‘Migration: Defining Journeys’ will get students to investigate the causes, experiences and reactions of Jewish migration to Britain as a way of understanding migration today.

Copyright Jewish Museum London.

Copyright Jewish Museum London.


Date: From September 2017
Time: The workshop is 2 hours long

Venue: Jewish Museum London, Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, London, NW1 7NB 

To book the Migration workshop visit http://www.jewishmuseum.org.uk/booking-form  For further information you can contact learning@jewishmuseum.org.uk

From the media to the school playground, Migration is always a talking point. Help your students to re-evaluate their responses to migration by looking at historical sources of Jewish migration to Britain.

In a two-hour workshop, students will: 

Discover some of the reasons why many Jewish people left their homes to create new lives in Britain between 1850 and 1950, and the ways in which we formulate our ideas about migration.  

Explore the experiences of Jewish migrants in Britain through personal objects and archival documents which illustrate the challenges and rewards of making difficult journeys. Analyse the source material to uncover the voices of the migrants and of the established community in Britain.  

Reflect on Britain’s past reactions to Jewish immigration and discuss what message students would like to send to people moving to Britain today.  

This workshop is suitable for Key Stages 2, 3, 4 and 5. 

Curriculum keywords: Migration, Immigration, Refugee, Settlement, Empire, Identity, British Values, Nazi Germany, Russia, Contribution