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Series: ...and other big questions
Publication Date: 13 Jun 2019
Subject: Social sciences
Suitable for: Primary (Year 6, Year 7)
Explains the difference between refugees and migrants, and looks at the numerous reasons why people leave their country of origin, with personal testaments from famous people.
Every day in the news we see and hear people described as refugees, asylum seekers and migrants leaving their homes and taking difficult, sometimes life-threatening journeys to new countries. What has made them leave, and what should the countries that receive them do about the situation? What links us all as human beings, and what happens when people are denied their human rights?
This book will help you understand migration, the movement of people, in all its forms. The aim is to get you to think for yourselves about the big questions raised by the subject, and then use the answers to make a list of human rights that you think all people should share.
There is a range of views from people who have personal experience of migration, including the campaigners Meltem Avcil and Muzoon Almellehan, the comedian and actor Omid Djalili and the poet Benjamin Zephaniah.
NOTE: Information Book Award Shortlist 2017
Measured tone & highly accessible, well presented coverage makes for a pertinent resource on an oft-requested topic. Great for KS2/3 uses
p4 Why do we need this book?
p6 Who are refugees and migrants?
p8 My experience: Michael Rosen
p10 My experience: Annemarie Young
p12 What makes people leave their homes?
p16 My experience: Muzoon Almellehan
p18 How do refugees and migrants travel? What happens when they arrive?
p22 My experience: Omid Djalili
p24 Migrants through history
p28 What rights do refugees and migrants have?
p30 My experience: Meltem Avcil
p32 Does it matter how we use words?
p34 What is culture and how do we share it?
p37 What happens when we deliberately separate cultures and peoples?
p40 My experience: Benjamin Zephaniah
p42 What would you do?
p44 What do you think?
p47 Useful information