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The Arrival cross-curricular book project

Learning type: Classroom activity
Category: Author/book resource, Get inspired, Reading culture
Programme: Book Week Scotland, First Ministers Reading Challenge, Reading Schools
Language: English
Genre: Family, Migration
Age group: 12-14, 15-18

The aim of this resource is to support teaching staff to run a cross-curricular project at secondary level on the wordless book The Arrival by Shaun Tan. The Arrival explores themes of migration, a journey, family, friendship, the value of kindness and altruism.

The activities are designed to be flexible and can be used as part of a whole school or class project, or can be used as stand-alone activities in individual subjects.

The resource contains activities for:

For those unfamiliar with using wordless picture books to aid discussion and activities in class, you can explore our using wordless picture books in schools and libraries resource for ideas and support for getting started.