Immigration to Great Britain
The main topic this week will be immigration to Britain.
We are going to concentrate on:
- Historical immigration (invasions included)
- Immigration after 1945
- Today's refugees
- Racism in Britain
- Culture conflict and identity crisis
- Religious and educational concerns
Links to related web-pages:
- Text: "A Multi-Racial, Multi-Cultural Society?" (Gyldendal/"Victory" p. 78)
What to do...
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You should have read the article "A Multi-Racial, Multi-Cultural Society?" at home!
Study the key dates in immigration to Britain
. You are not supposed to learn everything in this time-line, but to concentrate on the following years(AD):
43, 410, 793 (not specified), 1066, 1660, 1789, 1845-48, 1948, 1962, 1972, 1981
Give a brief explanation of the importance of the specified years with regard to immigration.
Read either this profile of British Nationality Law
or a Background to British Nationality Law
Give a summary of the main differences between the British Nationality Acts of 1948 and 1981.
Read An A-Z of asylum seekers
Pinpoint those 'letters' which you find relevant in Norway as well as in Britain.
Do this multiple-choice exercise
Read about the "Empire Windrush"
What kind of ship was it, and why do you think it is important as a symbol?
Work in pairs or groups.
Read "Remember the Ship" by John Agard
and discuss the poem.