Workshop: Land-grab and expulsion

What if land gets scarce?

Project details

Target audience Schoolchildren
Fields Geography, History, Ethics-Religion, German, Learning in the Global Context, Economics, Political Science (more detailed information, see below)

Project description

The issue of flight and migration is being hotly debated in our society at the present time. Not only adults, but also children and adolescents have many questions with regard to the newly arriving refugee families, and they encounter highly controversial responses. Moreover, many schools admit refugee children to their school classes or support families by donations and sponsorships.

To address this situation, our workshop vividly conveys the inter-relations between different migration processes as a result of land grabbing in Cameroon. For instance, by participating in a simulation game, the participants learn to empathize with local small farmers who are afraid of losing their livelihood and are possibly even pressurized to resettle somewhere else. The resulting physical and psychological perceptions are portrayed in a body map.

  • The schoolchildren have the opportunity to acquire information on economic facts and developments and process these independently to learn to understand the different living conditions of children and their families in different countries and cultures.
  • They can furthermore analyze the change in the living conditions of children, taking into account the socio-cultural circumstances, and reflect on own and foreign moral values and comprehend these by switching perspectives.
  • The schoolchildren can perceive the different weighting of human rights and evaluate interventions in nature and the environment in terms of their ecological and social compatibility.
  • They furthermore contribute own ideas with regard to the shaping of the framework conditions for sustainable development.

Event costs: Own contribution of 25 € to 35 €.

Detailed information for download [PDF]

If you are interested, we can also offer this course at our facility at Tempelhofer Feld. Please contact us for this.


Subject areas (in detail)

  • Geography, 7th to 10th grade:
    • 1.1 Living in high-risk areas
    • 1.2 Migration and population
    • 1.3 Poverty and wealth
  • History, 7th to 10th grade:
    • 2.1 Poverty and wealth
    • 2.2 European expansion and colonialism
    • 2.3 Democracy and dictatorship
    • 2.4 Conflicts and conflict solutions
    • 2.5 Economics and trade
  • Ethics/Religion, 7th to 10th grade:
    • 3.1 Conflicts and conflict solutions
    • 3.2 Combating human bondage in its various forms
    • 3.3 Slavery and liberation
  • German:
    • 4.1 The individual and his/her living environment
    • 4.2 Society and public life
    • 4.3 Culture and historic background
    • 4.4 Nature and the environment
  • Learning in the global context, 7th to 10th grade:
    • Diversity of values, cultures and living conditions
  • Economics:
    • 6.1 Production, trade and consumption
    • 6.2 Protection and utilization of natural resources
    • 6.3 Globalization of economy and labour
    • 6.4 Poverty and social security
  • Senior high school grades – Political Science:
    • 7.1 Democracy yesterday, today and tomorrow in theory and in practice
    • 7.2 Structure of society, social structure
    • 7.3 Peace and conflict
    • 7.4 Migration and integration
    • 7.5 Political authority, democracy and human rights (good governance)

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