Reasons for Leaving: South Asians in Britain in the 1960s and 1970s

Scheme of Work (3/4)

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

Topics/Keywords: Economy, Aristocratic, Social advancement, Labour, Push and Pull Factors

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

Summary: Britain’s post-WW2 labour shortages saw South Asians coming to Britain and seeking better economic opportunities. While many came with the hope of finding work, others came for education. This lesson delves into the complexities of migrants’ educational and life experiences. It also analyses the push and pull factors of British Muslim migrants in the 1960s and 70s and their interaction with local citizens.

Reasons for Leaving Activity Sheet

Reasons for Leaving Source Sheet