`Our Migration Story: bringing diverse British histories into curricula and classrooms

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History teaching has long been seen as central to creating a sense of national identity and belonging. Since 2009, Claire Alexander (Manchester) and Joya Chatterji (Cambridge) have partnered with the Runnymede Trust on three connected AHRC funded projects exploring how diverse histories can be taught in Britain’s increasingly ‘superdiverse’ classrooms. The Banglastories and Making Histories projects and websites worked with Schools, teachers and over 200 young people to explore how to create a more inclusive curriculum, both in terms of content and methods.

In 2016, we collaborated with historians, museums and cultural archives to create a resource to accompany new GCSE modules around ‘Migration to Britain’.

This project recently won the 2017 Community Integration Award’s Research Champion Award and the 2018 Royal Historical Society Public History Prize for Online Resources.
Short titleR:HSS Migration Story IAA
Effective start/end date1/03/1831/12/18

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