Unit: Urban Environments: Patterns of Migration (J410/11)
- This British thematic study, developed in conjunction with The Black and Asian Studies Association, focuses on patterns of change and continuity in Migration to Britain over a long period of British history, c.1000–c.2010
- Learners consider the following concepts when studying this unit: society, culture, economy, politics, migration, empire, identity, racism and resistance.
- The Everyday Muslim schemes of work are of particular use in the teaching of migration in Britain between 1900–c.2010
The lessons cover the following themes and content
- Reasons for immigration
- The experiences and actions of immigrants
- Responses to immigration
- Impact of immigration
- Ideas of national ‘identity’
- The impact on immigration of Britain’s relationship with the wider world
Commonwealth migration after the Second World War: the varied reasons for this immigration; the impact of immigrants; the experiences of immigrants; the resulting debate over immigration – political racism and antiracism; the impact of race relations legislation and immigration controls including the 1962 Commonwealth Immigrants Act and the 1981 British Nationality Act.
Immigration as a political issue c.1990–c.2010: the debate over a ‘multi-cultural society’; attitudes towards, and treatment of, political refugees and asylum seekers; the issues raised by EU ‘open borders’.