These resources offer ideas for ways to use Alpha by Bessora and Barroux with students of around sixteen and older in the classroom or other learning context.
The resources focus on Alpha as a vehicle to explore issues around the migrant crisis and especially to examine and challenge perceptions and preconceptions of economic migrants and to explore the degree to which these are based on unconscious prejudice against the poor, followers of religions other than Christianity, and those of non-white ethnicity.
There are discussion points for use when reading the text and ideas for cross-curricular activities to build on these readings. You may use some or all of the discussion points.
To follow our suggested discussion structure you will need some basic equipment: