Establishing Communities: South Asians Muslims in London from the 1950s

Scheme of Work (2/4)

Subject(s): History, Citizenship Studies, Religious Studies

Topics/Keywords: Migrants, Social networks, Cultural networks, Amenities

Age Range: KS3 (ages 11–14) KS4 (ages 14–16)

Summary: As newly arrived migrants in a foreign country, South Asian Muslims initially settled in areas were there was an availability of affordable housing as well as some form of social and cultural network. This lesson, complete with extended tasks for KS4 students, analyses how British Muslim migrants established themselves into a community and how this experience fits into Britain’s wider past. It also examines the challenges faced by British Muslim migrants in building institutions and establishments.

Establishing Communities Task Sheet

Establishing Communities Source Sheet