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  1. Suitcase Stories Learning ActivityKey Stage 2Stories of migrationand the search fora better life

  2. Activity 1: Introduction Facts: • At the beginning of the 20th Century, one quarter of the world’s population lived in the British empire • The British empire covered one quarter of the world’s land surface • At the end of 20th Century Britain had 14 dependent territories outside the British Isles, small islands with a combined population of just over 2 million. • There are 54 Commonwealth countries, over half in thedeveloping world. • After the 2nd World War the British government encouraged immigration to Britain under the European Volunteer Workers Scheme Look at our interactive map:www.commonwealthonline.org.uk/learning-teaching/learning-country/

  3. Facts continued…. • Many non-white people also began to migrate toBritain from the Caribbean, South Africa, and India • Some of the immigrants served in the British forces duringthe 2nd World War • Others came in search of better opportunities • Many immigrants were skilled or professional people and there was plenty of work for everyone

  4. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ • ____________________________________________________________________________________ • ____________________________________________________________________________________ • ____________________________________________________________________________________ Task 1 Reasons why people leave to live in another country:

  5. Task 2 Suitcase stories: What do I takewith me?

  6. Task 3 Investigate your characters through your objects/ image cards Mohindra Chowdhry Roy Hackett Sheila Mitchell Bane Precious McKenzie

  7. Is your charactermale or female • Why did he/she cometo England? • What ethnic group /culture did he/she belong to? • What job/skill didhe/she have? • Any other findings? Task 4 Discuss the following questions in your group:

  8. Task 5 Present your characters toyour class

  9. Task 6 Watch and listen to your character tell their story (Watch videos on this page or click here to view the files on our website) http://www.commonwealthonline.org.uk/learning-teaching/learning-key-stage/key-stage-2-video-archive/ Mohindra Chowdhry Roy Hackett Sheila Mitchell Bane Precious McKenzie